The big-screen adaptation of the 90's classic TV show Baywatch is going to star Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and heartthrob Zac Efron, but this early, The Rock wants the remake to be something, big, funny, epic and of course, with "lots of dirty jokes."
Making a surprise appearance at Disney's D23 Expo where he had a blast, Johnson shared some insights into the making of the Baywatch movie. "The cool thing about this is we want to make a movie that's big, fun, epic, and all the things that you want," Johnson told Entertainment Tonight during last week's D23. "We want to make sure that it has edge and badass action and dirty jokes."
He went on to say, "We're excited about it. I've known Zac for some time - for years, by the way - and this project has been in our wheelhouse and we're very excited to make the movie,"
In previous interview by Entertainment Weekly, Efron said that Baywath would be R-rated and "badass," and added that the remake will be different from its TV source material.
"I don't think it's going to be much like the old Baywatch to be honest," he said. "I think we're going to kind of reinvent it in a big way, and [Johnson] has big plans for it. I know he's very ambitious."
Pamela Anderson Unhappy With Baywatch Remake, Says it Would Suck
Ironically, the woman who gained popularity starring in the 90s TV show playing C.J. Parker, said it was a poor decision to adapt it into a movie, especially if she will not have a part in it. The 48-year old Anderson told TMZ, "No one appreciates the remakes."
As of this writing, the producers of the Baywatch movie have not contacted Anderson to offer her a role in the upcoming movie, even a cameo. So who's going to play C.J. Parker?
Johnson has an answer, "C.J., who's going to play C.J.?" he said. "I can't tell you the amount of calls we've been getting... from the most gorgeous actresses and models in the world - their agents and managers, who want them to be C.J."
Anderson has predicted the Baywatch movie "to suck" when it hits the screen. She attributed the success of the TV show because the 90' were a "simpler, sweeter time" for TV. The movie will not work on the big screen in 2015, she said.
However, she described her time at Baywatch as the best of her life.
Maybe this is why executives at Paramount Pictures have tasked Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses, Identity Theft) to direct the Baywatch movie to give it a fresh perspective, reported ComicBook.com. Baywatch movie is set to begin production early next year.