Richard Linklater Taking a Swim with 'The Incredible Mr. Limpet'?
Though he may be more well known for his work on films like Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise and Waking Life, director Richard Linklater has also ventured into family film territory with School of Rock and most recently a remake of Bad News Bears back in 2005. Now he's heading back to a big studio project in the family friendly arena as 24 Frames reports the director is the top choice to helm the remake of the 1964 Don Knotts comedy The Incredible Mr. Limpet. However, it remains to be seen if breakout comedian Zach Galifianakis is still attached since we heard about his involvement with the project back in June of 2010.
The original film followed followed the exploits of a fish-loving man who magically turns into an animated fish who ends up becoming a hero by helping spot and thwart enemy warships for the Allies during WWII. Kevin Lima was supposed to bring some of the magic he brought to Enchanted to the The Incredible Mr. Limpet, but he's since fallen away from the project. It's not clear if there's been a rewrite for the film as the project has been in development for years, but the film is expected to move away form the WWII storyline. Of course, Linklater's involvement is far from official, so stay tuned as this project develops. Interested?