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Baywatch Prepares for Feature Film Plunge

Oh ... my. Variety says the rights for a "Baywatch" movie have been gobbled up by DreamWorks.

The studio shelled out $1.25 million to bring "Baywatch's" slow-motion jiggle and 10-minute montages to the big screen.

Variety says DreamWorks wants to push the "Baywatch" movie into theaters by 2006. There's no word on casting, so the involvement of "Baywatch" stars Pamela Anderson, Carmen Electra, Yasmine Bleeth, David Hasslehoff and the other 4.5 billion cast members is up in the air. If there's any justice in this world, the movie will feature long-time "Baywatch" players Mike "Newmie" Newman (the show's only real lifeguard) and Gregory Alan Williams (he worked that ATV like a pro).

"Baywatch," which ran from 1989-2001, started out as a ridiculous lifeguard show on NBC, but it soon morphed into a syndicated juggernaut shown in 142 countries. It also provided "Playboy" with years of material.

We'll be keeping an eye on this ridiculous (but strangely awesome) project on our spotlight page. -- Mac Slocum

Posted by Mac on November 10, 2004 01:11 PM
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