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Baywatch set for big-screen adaptation

india Updated: Jul 08, 2009 20:34 IST

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Hit American TV series Baywatch is set to be reworked for the big screen as a tongue-in-cheek comedy movie.

The beachside show, which focused on the lives of Los Angeles' lifeguards, rejuvenated the flagging career of actor David Hasselhoff, as well as making Pamela Anderson a pin-up icon and became a global smash hit.

It was noted as the most watched TV show in the world, attracting more than 1.1 billion viewers.

There have since been constant rumours that the show was to be transformed into a feature film and Paramount bosses have now confirmed Hollywood writer Jeremy Garelick is tweaking the screenplay and plans to direct the project himself, reports imdb.com.

Garelick also believes the plot is perfect to be made into a mainstream comedy.

"It felt like the template to do a movie that was similar to Stripes and Police Academy, the comedies I loved growing up...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 said.

None of the original cast will star in the movie, although it is rumoured Hasselhoff and Anderson will make cameo appearances.