Today, a spokesperson for Hummingbird Productions announced their creative team is collaborating with Star Partners to rustle up a sequel to "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946)
My first knee-jerk reaction? It's a wonderful life (2) may not be such a wonderful film.
You know what they say: If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
I expect that die-hard fans of both James Stewart and the original heart-warming classic will be up in arms.
But, the protests will probably fall on deaf ears; after all, the script - by Bob Farnsworth and Martha Brooks - has already been dashed off.
At a press junket, one of the daring screenwriters was quick to get the publicity machine rolling.
"The storyline of the new film retains the spirit of the original – every life is important as long as you have friends," Farnsworth underscored for the record.
A few of the original cast members have signed on, by the way, to sweeten the pot.
For example, it is being whispered that Karolyn Grimes (Zuzu), Jimmy Hawkins (Tommy Bailey), and Carol Coombs (Janie Bailey) have given the nod to take part in the novel project.
The original - "It's a Wonderful Life" - also starred Donna Reed.
The enchanting family drama was nominated for five Oscars.
Stay posted for updates.