21 September 2012 9:43 AM, PDT | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

Despite being first announced way back in 2004, no one in Hollywood has had much luck in getting a Baywatch movie off the ground thus far. I know... pretty shocking, right? It would seem that, contrary to popular belief, nostalgia and ironic appeal do not always result in an automatic greenlight. However, with the recent success of 21 Jump Street, Paramount is now looking to give this property another shot. Word on the street is that they've handed the project over to a new director who is clearly maintaining the original vision as a full-on comedy / parody. But will David Hasselhoff and his legion of fans approve? According to Vulture, Paramount has hired Reno 911! co-creator and star Robert Ben Garant to direct the film from a script written by Peter Tolan (Rescue Me). Ivan Reitman is on board as a producer and, perhaps not surprisingly, the plot is described as being "akin to Stripes. »

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