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Fox 2000, the (mainly) literary film division of 20th Century Fox, announced Wednesday that they’re currently in active development on a “Mrs. Doubtfire” sequel.
If that isn’t enough to get you squealing with Nostalgia, the film will reunite Robin Williams with the film’s original director, Academy Award nominee Chris Columbus. Yes, the man who received an Oscar nod for The Help and oversaw the first two Harry Potter films is reportedly back in the “Doubtfire” saddle with the man, myth and legend himself, Robin Williams.
As if you needed any more reason to get excited about this, the script is being written by David Berenbaum, who wrote the script for Elf.
The sequel has languished in development hell for over a decade, with Bonnie Hunt attached at one point to write the screenplay, but it had laid dormant for years due to Williams’ and Columbus’ mutual lack of interest.
No word on what the plot might be, but I’m personally hoping for some kind of crossover with Arrested Development’s “Mrs. Featherbottom,” the not-at-all subtle parody of Mrs. Doubtfire played by Tobias Fünke/David Cross, or possibly even a storyline involving Mrs. Doubtfire letting the kids play an ancient, jungle-themed board game that comes to life.
A kid can dream, can’t he?
[via The Hollywood Reporter]