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.

Featured Events

new cher

Cher: Dressed to Kill Tour

Cher’s “Dressed To Kill” tour comes to town on April 30th at Nationwide Arena.

wwe sd

WWE Smackdown

See all of your favorite Superstars in action including: John Cena, Randy Orton, The Shield and Bray Wyatt & The Wyatt Family.

KatyPerry 2014 tour PR photo

Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour

Katy Perry’s “Prismatic World Tour” comes to Nationwide Arena on August 13th.

News

yesterday in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

elvis

A look back on the Hollywood headlines of days gone by.

Friday in Entertainment

REVIEW: Johnny Depp and crew fail at ‘Transcendence’

This image released by Warner Brothers Pictures shows Johnny Depp in a scene from the sci-fi thriller "Transcendence."

Johnny Depp falls short of greatness in his latest film, but at least it's not "Lone Ranger."

Friday in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: 50 most frustrating video game moments

Video Games Sonic

Playing video games can be fun, into you run into one of these situations!