It’s the ol’ switch-er-oo! It’s a remake of a much beloved (though possibly not well known at this point) 80’s comedy starring Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, and John Candy. In the original, John Candy plays a mermaid that rescues Daryl Hannah as a young lady, then tries to find him 20 year later in search of love. Wait, sorry. That’s Daryl Hannah as the mermaid and Tom Hanks as the kid. Something like that.
This time Tatum will play the Merman. Jillian Bell of ‘Workaholics’ and ‘22 Jump Street’ steps into the Tom Hanks role. No news on the John Candy character and a director has yet to be announced. The film will be produced by Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment.
In the meantime, let’s watch the trailer for the original!