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Paramount Wants To Save Us From 'It's A Wonderful Life' Sequel

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Tuck away those fuzzy holiday feelings about angel wings and jangling bells for now. It looks like the sequel to It's a Wonderful Life won't be seeing the light of day any time soon—and maybe it's a good thing since the idea seemed a bit ridiculous to begin with. Paramount announced today they would be putting up a fight against a sequel made for the iconic holiday classic.A spokesperson for Paramount claimed that Star Partners and Hummingbird Prods., the studios who announced on Monday that they would be creating It's a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story, never obtained rights for the film, according to Variety.

"No project relating to ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ can proceed without a license from Paramount,” a Paramount spokesperson said. “To date, these individuals have not obtained any of the necessary rights, and we would take all appropriate steps to protect those rights.”

In the proposed sequel, Hummingbird Prods. would have had original film cast member Karolyn Grimes to reprise her role as Zuzu back as an angel, there to show George Bailey's (Jimmy Stewart) disagreeable grandson what the world would be like if he had never been born.

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