It's A Wonderful Life 2 moving ahead

News Simon Brew 19 Nov 2013 - 06:35

Oh crikey. They're doing a sequel to It's A Wonderful Life. We're not making this up. We wish we were.

Sometimes, we talk on this site about unnecessary sequels, reboots and brand extensions. But surely, we've never covered anything to leave quite the foul taste of this one.

Sitting down? Because plans are afoot for a sequel to Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life. Forgive the terminology, but we shit you not.

The project has been started over at Star Partners and Hummingbird Productions, and they're teaming up for It's A Wonderful Life: The Rest Of The Story. Because we've all got to the end of the original and wondered what happens next, clearly. Sigh.

It's at times like this that we think Joe Dante got it bang on the money with the Clamp Cable Network in Gremlins 2.

The new film will focus on the grandson of George Bailey. Said grandson is set to be called - yep - George. Karolyn Grimes, who appeared in the original as Bailey's daughter will be an angel this time, in what sounds like a half-baked re-run of the original. Grimes did say that "the new film will retain the feeling of the original, and it simply must be shared".

This isn't even a straight to DVD effort. The plan is to have the film in cinemas for the end of 2015.

Appreciating we're supposed to be constructive and objective when it comes to reporting projects such as these, may we simply borrow the words of the wise Doctor Emmett Brown: "why?".

Still, it might go on to be an Oscar winning classic, and in two years' time, we're eating our words. For now though, we feel just a little bit sick. What next? Shawshank 2?


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I tells ya, the heartwarming 'Schindler's Christmas List' will eventually happen!


Actually, there's been a new update. Turns out Paramount still owns the rights and this puppy's going nowhere. Maybe there is a God.

News like this makes me want to wish I had never been born.

yeah I read that, which is why it's the only thing preventing me from finding the "internet" and burning it....

Look, Daddy. Teacher says, every time an unnecessary sequel is made, a studio exec gets his horns and tail.

Awful news, but nothing can tarnish the original.

Well it could be worse, at least it's not a full blown remake

Please god no.

I've been waiting for the sequal to the Ten Commandments

Because there couldn't possibly be anything interesting in cinemas at the end of 2015...

This is one of my favorite comments ever.

Will it be called the Eleven Commandments?

Hopefully this time around the villain gets his comeuppance. It always annoyed me that unlike every other film ever made, Mr. Potter never got any retribution for the evil deeds he committed.

This one is going on the list with Top Gun 2, Fright Night 2, every Jaws sequel, Superman IV, Home Alone 3, 4 and 5 and Dr. Dolitte 3 to 5.

Zuzu's still alive? You're telling me Zuzu is STILL ALIVE?!? Surely that's the only thing of interest in this article.

good lord i thought nothing could top the insanity of a prequel to the wizard of oz

Ten Commandments 2: A Few Commandments More.

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