Re: Sequel to Casablanca
Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:12 am
There's only one word for this: asinine.
Sequel to Casablanca
Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:21 am
Casablanca: playing it again as film sequel planned
Plans are in process to make a sequel to the 1942
classic Hollywood film Casablanca.
Casablanca sequel is allegedly planned by Warner Bros
10:50AM GMT 30 Nov 2012 London Telegraph
Nearly 70 years after the release of the original
film, plans are in process to make a sequel to
Casablanca, the famous romantic drama starring Humphrey
Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
Current rumour is that Warner Bros is considering
making a sequel to the timeless classic, entitled
either Return to Casablanca or As Time Goes By.
Its plot revolves around Richard Blaine, the
illegitimate son of Humphrey Bogart's Rick Blaine
and Ingrid Bergman's Ilsa Lund, who were
separated at the end of the original movie.
Blaine, who has been raised in the US by Lund and
her husband Victor Laszlo, returns to North
Africa to find out what became of his biological father.
The project is the brainchild of Cass Warner, a
Hollywood producer, who was a close friend of the
late Howard Koch, one the movie's three screenwriters.
Koch, wrote the guidelines for a sequel in the
Eighties. Cass Warner, granddaughter of Warner
Bros co-founder Harry Warner, was reportedly
given the script by Koch and is pressing the studio to make a sequel.
However, sequels often involve the same actors,
actresses or directors. In the case of
Casablanca, director Michael Curtiz passed away
50 years ago, and the leading actors and
actresses have all died as well. So will this be more of a remake?
Commenting in the Independent, Cass said: "There
will be flashbacks, but it's a film about the
next generation; a son going back to find what
happened to his parents. I wouldn't want to touch the original for the world."
Naturally, film purists aren't happy. Fans
frequently cite that the loose ends left by the
original movie are one of its greatest charms. A
new film would only compromise its predecessor.
Meanwhile, the piano used in the Oscar-winning
film is expected to fetch more than 650,000 when
it is sold next month at auction in New York.