It has been over 20 years since our favorite “manny” graced the big screen and it looks like she/he’s coming back for one more time. Today, Fox 2000 announced that Mrs. Doubtfire 2 is currently in development with both Robin Williams and Chris Columbus, who directed the first film, set to return.
The first film, based on the novel by Anne Fine’s Madame Doubtfire, was about a struggling actor who is going through a messy divorce. In order to spend more time with his children, Daniel Hilliard (Robin Williams) disguises himself as a female housekeeper and hilarity ensues. In 1993, Mrs. Doubtfire grossed over $440 million worldwide and became an instant classic.
This announcement is actually rather surprising as it’s been over two decades since the original film came out. Meanwhile, throughout that time, Robin Williams continued to reject potential scripts saying back in 2011,
“They could never write it. They kept trying and it doesn’t work… because at the end of the first one they reveal who Mrs. Doubtfire is. So it ends up being her for five minutes and then she transitions into some old Russian woman. They so far can’t crack it.”
Well, David Berenbaum seems to have found a way to make it work. Berenbaum, famous for writing the 2003 Christmas movie Elf, has joined the team and is currently working on a script for Mrs. Doubtfire 2.
So even with Robin Williams and Chris Columus returning, what do you think about a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel? Any ideas what it would be about? Comment below, we’d love to hear what you have to say.