Mrs. Doubtfire 2 Likely Cancelled Following Robin Williams' Death
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.11.2014
The film is unlikely to go ahead...
While it's probably the last thing on most people's minds (as it should be), Robin Williams had some films in development at the time of his passing Monday and at least one of them probably won't go forward. Variety reports that Mrs. Doubtfire 2, which was in development at Fox 2000, will likely be cancelled. The film would of course have been the sequel to Williams' 1993 comedy hit and had Chris Columbus on board to return as a director. The script was written by David Berenbaum, who the site reports had met with Williams recently and was working on a second draft of the film.
Columbus commented on Williams' death in a statement, saying, "His performances were unlike anything any of us had ever seen, they came from some spiritual and otherworldly place. He truly was one of the few people who deserved the title of "genius." We were friends for 21 years. Our children grew up together, he inspired us to spend our lives in San Francisco and I loved him like a brother. The world was a better place with Robin in it. And his beautiful legacy will live on forever."
The original film was an enormous hit and scored over $400 million worldwide. Fox pushed for a sequel for years and only just recently had gotten progress underway.
Williams' other films are four that have already wrapped. Merry Friggin' Christmas opens on November 7th, while Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb will release on December 19th. Williams also stared in the drama Boulevard, which has not yet found a distributor. He voiced Dennis the Dog in the UK live-action comedy Absolutely Anything, which releases next year.