Caught up with one of my favourites from the world of TV (“And look at that, it’s a Ronald Reagan pen, it’s got no point”) and film (“I just want to begin by saying to Roosevelt E. Roosevelt, what it is, what it shall be, what it was. The weather out there today is hot and shitty with continued hot and shitty in the afternoon. Tomorrow a chance of continued crappy with a pissy weather front coming down from the north. Basically, it’s hotter than a snake’s ass in a wagon rut.”) this afternoon, Mr Robin Williams, for a chat (that’ll run here in full in a few days) and got some updates on some of those long-gestating sequels that the Oscar Wining actor and perilously talented comedian has been attached to over the years, to see what’s still on and what’s off.
Mrs Doubtfire 2
Even with Williams’s Jumanji co-star and talented actress Bonnie Hunt on scripting duties, it just didn’t come together.
Williams : “They could never write it. They kept trying and it doesn’t work.. because at the end of the first one they reveal who [Mrs Doubtfire] is. So it ends up being her for five minutes and then she transitions into some old Russian woman. They so far can’t crack it.”
Good Morning Chicago
Nobody’s ever been quite sure whether this one, a supposed sequel to Good Morning Vietnam (1987), was a real project or somewhat of an urban legend.
Williams : “That was actually real. They were trying to write it. It was based around the democratic convention in Chicago. Part of it worked, Part of it didn’t work because it’d be him dealing with the politics of revolt in Chicago at the time… but anyway, they did do [the script] but it didn’t all work. It was also a matter of trying to find someone to back it. It was almost there. It was a great idea! thanks for reminding me! Wow.”
The Birdcage 2
Unlike Good Morning Chicago and Mrs Doubtfire 2, Williams is more inclined to believe something could be cooking with a Birdcage sequel.
Williams : “They’re trying to figure out which [story] to write for that. We will see what happens”.
There’s also, despite the rumours, no “Flubber” sequel in the works nor has Williams been approached to lend his lungs to a third “Happy Feet” yet.
- Charlie Sheen reprising one of his classic roles - December 18, 2014
- Carell’s North Korea movie cancelled - December 18, 2014
- Stuhlbarg logs onto Jobs biopic - December 18, 2014
- Dumb guys want Carrey for Deep Cover - December 18, 2014
- North Korea responsible for Sony attack - December 18, 2014
- Sony not releasing The Interview now - December 18, 2014
- Trailer : Alien Outpost - December 17, 2014
- Peter Dinklage vs. girly Ghostbusters? - December 17, 2014
- Cinemas dropping The Interview after threats - December 17, 2014
- The Water Diviner - December 17, 2014
Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.