10 gets the remake treatment

Blake Edwards’ classic comedy will be updated…

With Alfred Hitchcock and other acclaimed masters of cinema not safe from the encroaching remake brigade, what hope is there for a genius of onscreen laughter like Blake Edwards?

None, it would seem, as Edwards’ Pink Panther has already gotten the Steve Martin treatment, successfully enough to generate a sequel. And now Edwards’ other most famous comedy – 10 – has been snapped up too. Most famous as a real watershed moment for many blokes of a certain age with its iconic image of a cornrowed Bo Derek running towards camera in a swimsuit in slow motion in a sort of proto-Baywatch moment, the original 10 found Dudley Moore unhappy in his relationship with Julie Andrews. He falls for Derek, but soon realises that maybe he’s made a mistake.

There’s no writer or director attached, but the producers aren’t letting that stop them getting on with the most important element: getting a young newcomer to don the swimsuit and start running… Variety is off to the beach.