It’s a Wonderful Life NOT getting not so wonderful sequel

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[UPDATE: Paramount currently owns the rights to It’s A Wonderful Life and they’re like “b!*&[email protected] please.” Read more here.]

Clarence! Clarence! Help me, Clarence!” is all I’m thinking right now. I’ve been through at least three different drafts of this post and I have no idea how to properly state what’s going on here. You know It’s a Wonderful Life, the famous film about Christmas time suicide from the 1940s? A sequel for the film is currently in the works for no reason other to exist, I suppose. 

Much like A Christmas Story 2 which exists for reasons, the sequel, officially titled It’s a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story (whhhhyyyyyyy), will feature Karolyn Grimes (who played George Bailey’s daughter in the original) as an angel teaching a new George Bailey (the original’s grandson) that the world would a worse place without him. Now if the film were actually a meta-narrative explaining how the world would be a terrible place without It’s a Wonderful Life, then I’d be for it. But as it is now, a simple retread that exists because f**k knows why, I’m extremely sad this is a thing I’m reading at what should be the happiest time of the year. 

Oh yeah the film’s scheduled for a Holiday 2015 release alongside Star Wars: Episode VII and Mission: Impossible 5 so hip hip ho- oh f**k this. 

[via Variety]