…because that would rule. Nevertheless, Charles Martin Smith (Air Bud) and Alcon Entertainment are readying a heartwarming tale about a boy and his aquatic mammal. Project’s inspired by the true story of of a young boy who befriends
Winter, an injured dolphin who lost her tail in a crab trap, and
motivates everyone around him to help save the dolphin by creating a
prosthetic appendage to replace the dolphin’s missing tail.
Alcon is responsible for the currently-playing The Blind Side and has Denzel’s The Book of Eli upcoming. Meanwhile, Smith has spent his career splitting time in front of and behind the camera, having starred in Never Cry Wolf and most recently guest starring in Fringe and Leverage; as well as directing the aforementioned ballin’ pooch story and last year’s Stone of Destiny.
Pic could be the next Free Willy, but will need a much racier title than A Dolphin’s Tale. Perhaps Blow Hole?