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Richard Linklater Is No Longer Directing the 'Incredible Mr. Limpet' Remake

After over a year and a half of being officially attached to the project, Richard Linklater has announced that he will no longer be directing the long-in-the-works remake of The Incredible Mr. Limpet based on the 1964 Don Knotts film of the same name. Coming Soon reports that Linklater is exiting Mr. Limpet to focus on That's What I'm Talking About, which he's described as a "spiritual sequel" to his 1993 film Dazed and Confused.

Since Linklater signed on to the Mr. Limpet remake last year, the project was beginning to take shape with Zach Galifianakis playing the titular role along with Jon Hamm, Josh Gad, [...]

The Failed Jim Carrey 'Incredible Mr. Limpet' Remake Would Have Been Terrifying

Patton Oswalt was a guest on the third-to-last episode of The Best Show on WFMU last night, and during a conversation about movies, he told a story he heard from director Brad Bird about a canceled remake of Don Knotts's 1964 family film The Incredible Mr. Limpet that was in development with Jim Carrey in 1998. Steve Oedekerk, who wrote and directed Carrey in the sequel Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, was hired to write/direct the Limpet remake. Oedekerk stepped down from the project in 1999, and Oswalt says Brad Bird was brought in for a meeting about potentially directing the movie. Here's Oswalt telling the story:

They CG-animated [...]

Jon Hamm, Key & Peele, Sarah Silverman, and More in Talks to Join Zach Galifianakis in Linklater's 'Incredible Mr. Limpet' Remake

Almost six months after Richard Linklater officially signed on to direct the Incredible Mr. Limpet remake, The Wrap reports that a bunch of comedy stars are currently in talks to join the cast alongside Zach Galifianakis, who is expected to play the titular role. Jon Hamm, Danny McBride, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jordan Peele are all reportedly being considered for roles, with Hamm as the human villain, McBride and Silverman in live-action roles, and Hart, Key, and Peele voicing animated sea creatures. The Wrap notes that production on the Limpet remake could begin as early as the fall, though live-action scenes will [...]

An Exhaustive Guide to Who's Remaking Your Favorite Comedies

The past few years have seen an uptick in the number of big-screen remakes of Hollywood classics and non-classics, with the bulk of these films revisiting beloved properties from the 1980s. Remakes and reboots of Karate Kid, Clash of the Titans, and Nightmare on Elm Street, amongst others, were released last year, with Footloose and Red Dawn due out in the coming months. This past weekend’s new release Arthur was the first comedy to come out of this recent slew of rehashes, an effort to update the hit 1981 Dudley Moore film by replacing Moore with fellow Brit Russell Brand. Arthur's underperformance at the box office this weekend [...]

Richard Linklater Is Remaking 'The Incredible Mr. Limpet'

Back in 2011, The LA Times reported that filmmaker Richard Linklater (Before Midnight, Dazed and Confused) was the top choice to direct a big budget remake of the 1964 family comedy The Incredible Mr. Limpet, which starred Don Knotts as a guy who turned into a fish. Now, nearly three years later, Linklater has officially signed on to direct the movie, Screen Daily reports. Zach Galifianakis was in talks to star in the movie back in 2010, but it's not known whether he's still attached to the project.

Linklater is teaming up with Femke Wolting and Tommy Pallotta, who will be working on design and animation for [...]