News

Paramount fighting ‘Wonderful Life’ sequel

Paramount fighting ‘Wonderful Life’ sequel

'LIFE' MIGHT NOT BE SO 'WONDERFUL': Jimmy Stewart explains things to Donna Reed in “It’s a Wonderful Life” 1946. Photo: Associated Press

A sequel to “It’s a Wonderful Life” has been thrown into doubt after bosses at the movie studio behind the Christmas classic insisted they are determined to “protect” the rights to the film.

Actress Karolyn Grimes, who played James Stewart’s daughter Zuzu in the heartwarming 1946 film, recently revealed there are plans in place for a follow-up focusing on the grandson of Stewart’s character George Bailey.

However, executives at Paramount, the studio which owns the rights to the movie, have now declared they will take steps to ensure there is no license infringement.

A spokesperson for Paramount tells The Hollywood Reporter, “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.”

The sequel, “It’s A Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story,” was slated to hit the big screen in time for the 2015 holiday season.

Recent Headlines

in Music

Documentary on Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain to air on HBO

cobain

The first documentary made with the cooperation of Kurt Cobain's family will be released next year.

in Black Friday, Entertainment

PHOTOS: Macy’s Parade through the years

AP970543650046_2

For 88 years the iconic Macy's Parade has been a Thanksgiving tradition.

in Entertainment

William Shatner needs your help to publish his book

shatner

The "Star Trek" star wants to publish a book explaining the mysteries of modern technology.

in Entertainment

‘Horrible Bosses 2′ reunites goofball trio for kidnapping comedy

horribleboss

After an unsuccessful attempt to murder their "Horrible Bosses" in the 2011 hit comedy, buddies Nick, Kurt and Dale reunite.

in Sports, Viral Videos

Dude Perfect: Seattle Seahawks edition

11-overlay4

Super Bowl QB Russell Wilson hits insane targets, draws a Seahawk, sings "Sweet Home Alabama" and more!