MRS DOUBTFIRE Sequel Now in Doubt Following Death of Robin Williams; Chris Columbus Issues Statement
Variety reports that plans for a written by David Berenbaum-penned sequel to the hit 1993 film MRS DOUBTFIRE, which starred Robin Williams may not move forward following the tragic death of the comedic actor yesterday.
According to the report, sources reveal that though no decision has been made over the project's future, it will most likely not move forward.
In a statement, Chris Columbus, who was to return to helm the sequel, said of Williams, "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 based on the book by Anne Fine, and centered on a struggling actor who dresses as an elderly Scottish housekeeper in order to see his kids who have been taken away from him in a messy divorce settlement. The film also starred Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan.
The film, which took more than $400 million worldwide at the box office, quickly became a global hit. It has since become the most frequently played movie on basic cable.
Williams upcoming films include "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb," hitting theaters in December and the drama "Boulevard," which screened at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.
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