In an effort to actually make a good movie, the SyFy channel is considering remaking WATERWORLD. That’s a pretty safe bet. Whatever version they make has to be better than the original. For those who were fortunate enough not to see the 1995 film with Kevin Costner, WATERWORLD is an attempt to describe what the world might be like if all the ice melted. (A sea rise of about 85 meters (280 feet) would result. It would not, as the film suggested, submerge Denver.) With better actors (in all fairness, there were no restrooms on set and the actors had to travel to a nearby barge to relieve themselves, which may account for their constipated performances) and a story rewritten to avoid scientific silliness, this idea could work. They might consider hiring Al Gore as a consultant.
The reason they are able to consider remaking WATERWORLD is the 2004 merger between NBC and Vivendi Universal. Since SyFy is owned by the result of that merger, they have access to all Universal properties. Such as WATERWORLD.
NBCUniversal owns the rights to a bunch of stuff. SyFy could do another DARKMAN sequel. They could make HOWARD THE DUCK 2. Better yet, they could do a film version of XENA:WARRIOR PRINCESS.
Let’s wait and see how the WATERWORLD notion turns out.