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'Splash' Remake Casts Channing Tatum as the Fish

If you hated the idea of an all-female Ghostbusters, you may feel the same way about this news. From Entertainment Weekly:

Disney is diving in for a remake of its 1984 hit Splash, but with a twist.

Channing Tatum is set to star as the mermaid character played by Daryl Hannah in the original film, while Jillian Bell will take on the role played by Tom Hanks, EW has learned.

The new project is said to be in the very early stages of development. The original Splash starred Hanks as a man who is reunited and falls in love with the mermaid (Hannah) who saved him from drowning as a young boy.

Before dismissing it as a preordained disaster, keep in mind that Tatum and Bell previously worked together to great effect in 22 Jump Street. Each has proven their comic chops. If played as a self-aware parody of itself, this new Splash could prove hilarious.