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Yesterday, I spent two hours of my life mocking up this ingenious poster for a fake remake of The Incredible Mr. Limpet starring Bob Filner. (The folks over at the Pulitzers have my forwarding address.)

In the eyes of many, Bob Filner will forever be looked upon as perverted bully. My mind envisions a cold-blooded cartoon aquatic vertebrate. It's the general direction my brain tends to gravitate in.

Be careful what you wish for.

A remake of the live-action/animation classic is in the works, with or without hizzoner's participation. Warner Brothers had expressed interest in director Richard Linklater. Could Jack Black be far behind? Guess not. Depending on who you Google, either barnacle Jim Carrey or lead balloon Zack Galifianakis could star in the role made famous by Don Knotts. I'm predicting a bigger tragedy than Filnergate.

In the original version, Limpet's wish of becoming a fish comes true and off he goes to fight the Nazis. Expect an updated CGI version to look something like a cross between Battleship and Flushed Away.


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shirleyberan July 30, 2013 @ 5:55 p.m.

Why not Jack Black - with Peter Jackson - something like the 2005 version of King Kong? Enough Jim Carry the Grinch, and please no more goofball Galifianakis! Black would make a lovely manfish.


Scott Marks July 30, 2013 @ 6:12 p.m.

You want more ape crap, you're welcome to it. Next to "Psycho," "King Kong" is the most sacrilegious remake of them all. In "Bernie," Black finally showed an ability to make character, not break character. Another kid's film and I'm afraid it's back to sub-Robin Williams levels.


shirleyberan July 30, 2013 @ 7:13 p.m.

Good - Pixar - Nemo - Robin Williams - love it; my daughter is the film student but I have the imagination.


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