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A Remake Planned of “The Incredible Mr. Limpet”

posted by Nell Minow

Richard Linklater (“Before Midnight,” “School of Rock”) is going to direct a remake of the Don Knotts fantasy The Incredible Mr. Limpet, made in 1964 but set in the early days of the second World War. It’s the story of a shy fish-loving bookkeeper who turns into a fish and helps the Navy locate German U-Boats.  The original trailer is something of an artifact of its own, featuring television personality Arthur Godfrey.

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The film had some innovative use of animation combined with live action.  And its highlight is this wonderful song.

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I hope the remake keeps the sweetness of the original.

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