Apparently a couple of independent producers got a little too ambitious with the idea of creating a sequel for It’s A Wonderful Life. The reports flooded in about talks of a sequel to the classic holiday film, but I’m happy to report that it was nothing more than an overzealous idea that got shot down in a matter of days.
The mighty hand of Paramount has slapped away any hope of there being a sequel to It’s A Wonderful Life, and man are we happy about that. The internet was in an absolute rage when the news first broke, and it did seem too bizarre to be true. A sequel to a movie made over 60 years ago is in the realm of blasphemy to cinephiles all over the world. When Paramount finally got news of this supposed sequel, one that they weren’t even aware of, this is how they responded:
No project relating to It’s A Wonderful Life can proceed without a license from Paramount. To date, these individuals have not obtained any of the necessary rights, and we would take all appropriate steps to protect those rights.
Simply put, Paramount laid the smack down on those independent producers’ candy asses. It’s a good thing that they did that too. If they were to have gone ahead and let this production run free, it would have been awful. My mind harkens back to A Christmas Story, another holiday classic which unnecessarily received a sequel just a year or so ago. Now we don’t want another situation like that, do we? Nope. Thanks Paramount, you gave us an early Christmas present with blocking production on this unwanted sequel.
What’s the biggest unnecessary sequel made to a film that you love?