The Love Boat: According to Variety, "The Love Boat" movie is sailing again at Paramount after sitting in drydock for half a dozen years.
Producer David Permut has ramped up development of the project, aimed as a broadly comic reinvention of the hit TV series with the Bermuda Triangle as a destination. He's seeking writers and planning a hip-hop version of the skein's theme song, originally sung by Jack Jones ("Love, exciting and new...").
"The Love Boat" is "unique among series in that it has worldwide recognition, having been broadcast in over 70 countries," Permut said. "We have a unique and irreverent take that will turn this innocent show on its head."
The show, produced by Aaron Spelling, ran from 1977-86.