News broke yesterday that I’m sort of still in shock over.
Disney is remaking the 80’s classic ‘Splash’ which featured Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah. This one has a bit of a twist, the mermaid will actually be played by Channing Tatum, while the love interest will be played by Jillian Bell. It will retell the story of the original movie where a little boy was saved once from the ocean by a mermaid, and then reunited with her 20 years later. Except this time they’re switching the gender roles.
I’m not the sort of person that cares too much about remakes of amazing classics, especially Tom Hanks movies, I love him, obviously from a distance. But I’m a bit disappointed that they picked Channing. You’re probably thinking i’m crazy for complaining about something like this, don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan…. but haven’t we seen enough of him in his skin?
I’ll be curious to see if there will be any cameos by Tom and Daryl, hopefully this one will be as good as that one!