Brian Grazer Says He’s Remaking SPLASH, Kind Of

What could the twist be?

In a new interview with CNBC's Binge (?), uber-producer Brian Grazer says that he's in the process of remaking Splash, Ron Howard's mega-successful 1984 comedy which featured Tom Hanks as a dude who falls in love with a mermaid (Daryl Hannah).

This new version will feature...well, something of a twist. According to Grazer:

“I’m actually doing Splash, and I can’t say (anything further). I’m actually going to do it from the point-of-view of…I can’t say anything about it. There’s a movie star that’s going to be involved, (but) I haven’t announced it.”

When pressed for further details (namely, that Grazer's autobiography mentions that the original treatment for Splash - then called Wet - was written from the point-of-view of the mermaid), Grazer says that, "Yes, we're going to do a version of that...but I can't tell you the twist." 

A remake of Splash told from the point-of-view of the mermaid would essentially be The Little Mermaid, no? I wonder which movie star he's got onboard for this thing, and what the twist might be. Maybe it's from the mermaid's perspective, but this time it's a merman? Oh, well: if this remake's as far along as Grazer implies, I suppose we'll have more to go on soon enough. 

You can see Grazer discuss all this in the video below, or you can skip ahead to the comments to fan-cast Grazer's Splash remake (I'd vote for Anna Faris, because I think she'd do something weird with it).