“The Hangover” scene stealer Zach Galifianakis is apparently in talks with producers to take on the title role in the long-gestating remake of “The Incredible Mr. Limpet” over at Warner Bros. Pictures reports The Los Angeles Times.
Don Knotts starred in the studio’s 1964 original, which centered on the title character, an otherwise bland man who transforms into a talking fish. He soon becomes a World War II hero when he helps spot and thwart enemy warships for the Allies.
The picture was a live action-animated hybrid (ala segments of “Mary Poppins” and “Bedknobs and Broomsticks”), while this new version will likely utilise CG animation alongside the live-action. Robin Williams and Jim Carrey were among the stars who’ve been previously attached to the project.
Kevin Lima (“Enchanted”) was hired around this time last year to direct. Akiva Goldsman, Bill Gerber, Paula Weinstein and James Lassiter are producing.