Big screen version on fast track for 2006 release

“Guess Who” scribes Jay Scherick and David Ronn are in negotiations to write the bigscreen version of “Baywatch” for DreamWorks.

In a splashy deal last fall the studio paid seven figures for the remake rights to the global phenom TV show about a curvaceous team of lifeguards who patrol a California beach.

Pic is on the fast track at DreamWorks with the hope of a 2006 summer release.

ContraFilm’s Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson are producing with “Baywatch” creators Michael Berk, Doug Schwartz and Greg Bonann. Michelle Berk will exec produce and Eli Roth will co-produce.

Overseeing at DreamWorks are Jeremy Kramer and Ashley Woodard.

Writing team Scherick and Ronn most recently teamed on Sony’s “Guess Who,” starring Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher. Pic has grossed $50 million since its March 25 release.

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