London, (ANI): Popular TV show 'Baywatch' is all set to be converted into a comedy movie. The beachside show, which made Pamela Anderson a pin-up icon, has enjoyed global popularity with more than 1.1 billion viewers. Rumours are abuzz that show is to be turned into a feature film. Paramount bosses have now confirmed the remake, with Hollywood writer Jeremy Garelick penning the screenplay.
He also plans to direct the project himself, according to Daily Variety. "It felt like the template to do a movie that was similar to 'Stripes' and 'Police Academy,' the comedies I loved growing up," the Daily Star quoted Garelick as saying.
"Rather than trying to pitch the tone, I figured it would be easier to write the first act to convey who these characters were," he added. None of the original cast members will star in the movie, although it is rumoured Hasselhoff and Anderson will make cameo appearances.