On the list of the most loved films of all time, the holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life has to rank pretty high, even after 67 years. Now a sequel is being made to the timeless classic. The decision to revisit the treasured film is sure to divide fan opinion.
Every year, millions of people sit down in front of their TV sets or computers to rewatch the beloved classic It’s a Wonderful Life. Nearly seven decades after it was first released, the movie is still a fan favorite. Few films have stood the test of time the way Frank Capra’s cherished Christmas film has. Therefore, the decision to make a sequel to the film is rather daring. While many may see it as a nice homage to the longevity of the original, others will surely condemn the filmmakers for daring to disrespect their much-loved classic.
Karolyn Grimes will appear in the sequel. Grimes portrayed George Bailey’s daughter Zuzu in the original and is best remembered for having spoken the iconic line, “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings!” In the new film, Grimes will play an angel who shows George Bailey’s unlikeable grandson how much better off the world would have been had he never been born.
Aside from Grimes, the original film starred James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Gloria Grahame and Ward Bond. Star Partners and Hummingbird Productions are collaborating on the sequel, which is being planned for a Christmas 2015 release.
What do you think of the idea of making a sequel to the popular classic film It’s a Wonderful Life?