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The Incredible Mr. Limpet Helmer

BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD and KING OF THE HILL creator, Mike Judge, is in final negotiations to helm the re-make of THE INCREDIBLE MR. LIMPET. The Warner Bros. flick was previously touted as a vehicle for Jim Carrey. However, once original director and scribe Steve Oedekerk (ACE VENTURA: WHEN NATURE CALLS) left the project over budgetary and creative differences, Carrey left too. The original screenplay was written by Leo Benvenuti and Steve Rudnick and then re-worked by Oedekerk. If the new deal goes through, Judge will pen a new version with Clay Tarver (SQUELCH). The project is being produced by Barry Levinson, Paula Weinstein, Bill Gerber, Norman Jewison and Gayle Fraser-Baigelman. The names now being batted around to star in the pic are Mike Myers, Adam Sandler and Chris Rock. The original MR. LIMPET starred Don Knotts as a man who magically transforms into a fish and helps the U.S. navy spot Nazi subs during World War II.

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