We would totally watch this movie. And it would not matter to us whether it was because Tom Hanks' original movie character Allen Bauer has fallen for Channing Tatum's new mer-person because he is so beautiful or because he's left his first aquatic romantic partner, Madison, as a result of finding out he never loved her -- only her fin. Image: Splash, Touchstone
Asked by the Associated Press if he would be willing to be in the new Splash Hanks responded in his typically game and jovial way:
No one asked me! I'm all in favour of it. Why not? That's fine! I figure if they were really going to be bold, I would come back as Allen Bauer, and I would go off with Channing Tatum. That would be a bold movie, and I am suggesting it right now. Put THAT on your AP wire.
We endorse this move wholeheartedly. Actually, could they just remake this film as a character study of a man realising his fetish for human/fish hybrids? Maybe a taut psychological thriller starring Hanks as Allen, Darryl Hannah as the wronged wife and Tatum as the new obsession?
Ugh, now I can't even just have the uncomplicated joy of Channing Tatum as a merman because I will know that there's a better version of the movie somewhere out there.
Here's the video. Note that Ron Howard says he's involved, but it's undetermined just how involved he'll be:
[via Entertainment Weekly]