Baywatch is coming back in a big way and seems like there have been mixed reactions and pretty clear responses to the studio-based decision. Paramount pictures "Baywatch Reboot" is set to blend the old with the new when it makes its eventual debut. This time around the film will be set-up as an action-comedy, but it will still keep some of the elements that you enjoyed about the original tv show.
Here's the basic plot:
The story centers on a by-the-book and very serious lifeguard (Johnson) who is forced to team up with a young rule-flouting hothead (Efron) in order to save their beach from environmental destruction at the hands of an oil tycoon.
There you have it. The plot seems pretty simple to follow and there are sure to be alot of the beach antics that you would expect from anything Baywatch-related. Whether the plot is more complex or layered remains to be seen.
The cast of Baywatch is pretty intriguing so far since we have Dwayne Johnson, who essentially become a juggernaut in the film industry and is developing and starring in a number future film projects while also helping build up the popularity of other talents in the business. Next, we have Zac Efron who is mainly known for his role on Disney channel's high school musical, the role that put him in cross-hairs of talent agents long after the stint. He could benefit from a role like this which would allow him to play off the rock and showcase more of his comedic timing. Finally, we have Alexandra Daddario, and as you can imagine it's no surprise that she was in the running for a part in the film and was eventually cast a few days later.
Despite the enthusiasm coming from all directions, there are those who still doubt the necessity and purpose of a remake. Paramount seems keen on adapting properties and revamping old ones in order to compete with larger studios who have adopted the same practice, and so far they remain committed to doing that. You can ask yourself if there is even a point to revisiting the property, but at the end of the day the studio will simply do what it wants. It's best to just accept it. Besides, the movie will probably earn its budget back and make a profit based on a combination of familiarity and star-power. Overall, it's best to let the film materialize before sentencing it to drown.