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Kevin Lima Attached To Limpet Remake
Live-action/animation hybrid for directo

12 June 2009  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  

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Kevin Lima has become the latest director to attach himself like a limpet to the Warner Bros. remake of, well, The Incredible Mr. Limpet.

The remake of the 1964 Don Knotts live-action/animation comedy, about an ordinary guy who transforms into a fish-man and helps the Allies out during World War II, has been in development for so long that Robin Williams was the first name attached, back when he was in his Flubber phase.You know, when his movies actually made money.

Since then, Jim Carrey’s also come and gone on the project, while Mike Judge was one of the many directors who took a look before eventually moving on. But now Enchanted director Lima will be bringing his experience of live-action and animation (he directed the likes of Tarzan for Disney) to bear.

No writer is yet attached to the project, but Akiva Goldsman is one of the producers, so we wouldn’t be surprised if he becomes involved in the writing process. In which case, it’s sure to be a masterpiece.

Lima is also attached to another live-action/animation movie, the Tom Thumb tale, Thumb, although it’s not clear if The Incredible Mr. Limpet will take precedence. But if it does get the fast-track treatment at Warners, don’t be surprised to see Carrey linked with it again.
 


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