‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Sequel in the Works – Leave the Original Alone [POLL]
Think of the number of movies you’ve seen over the years that have had sequels – and you probably think to yourself, “…why couldn’t they just leave the original alone?”
Paramount should have stopped with Godfather 2. Same with United Artists and Rocky.
(Ok, so maybe 3 wasn’t all that bad; but 4, 5, and 6 all blew chunks…especially 4!)
So, in order to satisfy Hollywood’s need to squeeze more blood out of the rock of a timeless classic, they bring you “It’s a Wonderful Life – The Rest of the Story!”
(I didn’t know Paul Harvey was still alive!)
Every time a bell rings, a Hollywood exec wants to meddle with a film classic.
Nearly 70 years after the iconic “It’s a Wonderful Life” hit theaters in 1946, a sequel is being developed, Variety reported.
The movie, which is being planned for the 2015 holiday movie season, will be called “It’s A Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story.”
“The storyline of the new film retains the spirit of the original — every life is important as long as you have friends,” producer and co-screenwriter Bob Farnsworth told the trade publication.
Though original star Jimmy Stewart died in 1997, the actress who played his daughter, Kathryn Grimes, will return to play an angel, according to the report.
The film follows the cantankerous grandchild of Stewart’s George Bailey, who is shown by an angel what the world would be like if he was never born.
The sequel will have a tough act to follow. The Frank Capra-directed original is No. 20 on the American Film Institute’s list of the top 100 movies of all time.
So to me it sounds like they’re setting up to release a bomb!
Perhaps the idea of sequels works for the Batman series and Star Wars; but some movies are untouchable.
“It’s a Wonderful Life” for sure.
Feel free to comment on what you feel were the worst sequels Hollywood’s ever released.