It’s been over a year since we last heard about Paramount’s plans for a movie version of Baywatch, but now things are moving forward, with Vulture reporting that Reno 911!’s Robert Ben Garant has signed on to direct the movie, according to Vulture.
Rescue Me creator Peter Tolan has been working on the script, who has said his version “is not based on the show in any way, though there are a couple of winks at the show.” No story details have been confirmed at this time or indeed if Garant is planning a new version of the script.
Paramount has been developing this project since 2009, when Jeremy Garelick (The Break-Up) was attached to write and direct. Alessandro Tanaka and Brian Gatewood (The Sitter), were later brought on to rework the script before Peter Tolan came aboard. Ivan Reitman is still on board to produce.