Director Richard Linklater is the top choice to helm the Warner Bros. remake of the 1964 classic The Incredible Mr. Limpet. Enchanted director Kevin Lima was hired to direct the project back in 2009, although he has since left the project.
The original movie The Incredible Mr. Limpet starred Don Knotts as a man who made a wish to become a fish, which becomes true. The 1964 version is set during World War II, where Limpet goes off to fight the Nazi's, although this new version will be told in a contemporary setting.
A deal for Richard Linklater to direct this remake hasn't been finalized, although he has met with Warner Bros. executives several times to lay out his vision for this modernized story. Warner Bros. refused to comment on the story.
The Incredible Mr. Limpet will reportedly be produced with a blend of CGI animation and live-action elements, much like the original movie. Richard Linklater has experience with animation with his rotoscoping movies Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly, where animation is meshed on top of live-action footage. Jim Carrey was at one time attached to star in the project. There is no indication that he is still aboard. Zach Galifianakis has also been tied to The Incredible Mr. Limpet.