The big screen remake of the cheesy TV show “Baywatch” has been going all-out to convince audiences that it’s a witty, funny and worthwhile watch. So far, their marketing has been pretty solid, and even though the trailers have revealed that not all the humour works, it’s still shaping up to be something to actually look forward to, rather than avoid like the Plague.
The latest stuff is a fresh batch of character posters that remind us this is very much a summer movie (not that it matters in this part of the world). Dwayne Johnson is hamming it up as usual, while the ladies are looking hawt.
Baywatch offers a big-screen take on the television series that originally premiered on NBC in 1989. The original Baywatch cast included David Hasselhoff, Parker Stevenson, Shawn Weatherly, Billy Warlock, Erika Eleniak, Peter Phelps, Brandon Call and Holly Gagnier. The series was initially not a success and was cancelled after a single season. Plans were made, however, to move Baywatch into first-run syndication and, in 1991, Baywatch returned to the airwaves where it continued for a full decade, bringing in new cast members like Yasmine Bleeth and Pamela Anderson. The show also received a short-lived spinoff, Baywatch Hawaii.
Although several writers have been attached to the Baywatch movie, the most recent draft of the film hails from the Friday the 13th pair of Damian Shannon and Mark Swift. Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief director Seth Gordon is helming the new Baywatch film, which is being produced by Dwayne Johnson alongside Michael Berk, Greg Bonann, Beau Flynn, Dany Garcia, Ivan Reitman and Douglas Schwartz.
“Baywatch” reteams Dwayne Johnson with his San Andreas costar Alexandra Daddario alongside Zac Efron (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates), Kelly Rohrbach (Broad City), Jon Bass (Loving), Ilfenesh Hadera (Oldboy), Priyanka Chopra (Quantico) and Hannibal Buress (Broad City).
It premieres 26th May.