The more we hear about Paramount’s impending Baywatch reboot, the less it sounds like Baywatch. While the project started out as an action-oriented piece, a few years ago the studio decided to switch gears and tapped Jeremy Garelick (The Break-Up) to rework it as a broad comedy. Then, after Garelick left, Peter Tolan (Rescue Me) was brought on for another rewrite.

Now, given that progression, the new choice of director makes perfect sense. According to a new report, Reno 911! co-creator / star Robert Ben Garant has signed on to helm. Whether he’ll also rewrite is not clear at this point.

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The last time we reported on the Baywatch movie, Russ wrote that he hoped it would “just dry up and go away.” For a while, it seemed he’d gotten his wish, as the project didn’t seem to be making much progress. But it’s back now, with a script newly rewritten by Rescue Me co-creator Peter Tolan. And for better or worse, it’s apparently totally unrelated to the show — aside from a couple of planned appearances by David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson. More details after the jump.

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By now, everyone knows that Terra Nova‘s premiere has been pushed back multiple times thanks in a large part to its effects. You’ll have to wait til the pilot airs September 26 on Fox to decide if the delays were ultimately worth it, but you can get a peek at the show’s overall look right now. A new video explores the show’s massive and really quite beautiful set. You can’t accuse the crew of lacking for ambition, and considering that snowballing production costs were one of the problems that plagued the series early on, it’s nice to know the money actually went somewhere.

I caught the first half of the two-hour premiere at Comic-Con, and while there’s room for improvement on the story side, I wrote that “[i]f nothing else, the show looks absolutely gorgeous.” After checking out this clip, I think you’ll agree. Watch the video after the jump.

Also after the jump, read about new projects from Daniel Tosh, Sean Hayes and Locke & Key writer Josh Friedman.

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