Baywatch Becomes “Stripes”-Like Comedy

Scribe Jeremy Garelick (“Murray at Large,” “The Hangover”) is set to rewrite and direct a comedy feature film based on syndicated mega-series “Baywatch” for Paramount Pictures says Variety.

Dreamworks planned an action-heavy feature film version of the series back in 2005 using a script by Jay Scherick and David Ronn. Garelick, whose uncredited rewrite work on “The Hangover” is said to be responsible for many of the film’s key laughs, saw the chance to turn the project into a comedy in the vein of 80’s classics like “Stripes” and “Police Academy”.

The script now focuses on two unlikely lifeguard candidates trying to catch on alongside the buff bodies that will be as abundant in the film as they were in the TV series. The project will be Garelick’s directorial debut.