Prediction: It’s a Wonderful Life Sequel Will Be Worst Sequel Ever Made

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Say it ain’t so. According to Variety, some bright bulbs have decided to make a sequel to the 1946 Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. Actress Karolyn Grimes, who played George Bailey’s (Jimmy Stewart) daughter Zuzu in the original, is set to play an angel in the sequel, which is slated for release in 2015. And if this all isn’t a terrible idea, I don’t know what is.

The plan has been in the works for a while, and co-writer Bob Farnsworth (who is “best known” for his work in the “ad music” industry, with clients that include Coke, Pepsi, McDonald’s and Budweiser) posted this video in 2010 explaining his concept:

Grimes told Variety that she’s read nearly 20 proposed sequel scripts over the years and that they all stunk. “The new film will retain the feeling of the original, and it simply must be shared,” she said. “I wanted to be involved with his version of the film immediately.” She hasn’t made a movie since 1952’s Hans Christian Andersen.


The team behind the It’s a Wonderful Life sequel also includes an investor that helped bring the world such 1980s hits as The Color Purple, The Right Stuff and Moonstruck. The sequel has an estimated budget of $25 million to $35 million.

The It’s a Wonderful Life sequel will undoubtedly be the worst sequel ever made, if they actually go through with this disgrace. But there are plenty of other terrible sequels out there whose originals should have never been touched. Below, my top 10. Hopefully, The Sound of Music is safe.

The 10 Worst Sequels Ever Made* Whose Originals Were Great Movies

10. The Godfather 3

9. Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

8. Jaws: The Revenge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jezdJrZujZ4

7. Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights

6. Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace

5. A Good Day to Die Hard

4. The Matrix Reloaded

3. The Sting II

2. Staying Alive

1. Rocky V
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTOSd-6-fxk

* Until the It’s a Wonderful Life sequel gets made.