Meanwhile, Rounders was a poker movie that became a cult hit after Texas Hold 'em hit the big time. The Weinsteins are looking to cash in on 2005's biggest fad, despite the fact that one of the writers of Rounders already made a spiritual sequel called Runner Runner, which was only watched by critics who hated it and no one else. Maybe they'll try to cash in on this hip new MMA thing and call it Rounders-house Kick.
It's a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story
Everyone knows It's a Wonderful Life as the Christmas staple you watch bits and pieces of whenever you need a break from listening to your relatives. The sequel will star Karolyn Grimes, who played Jimmy Stewart's daughter Zuzu in the original and hasn't acted since before the Korean War ended. No other cast member could commit to returning, probably because they are all dead.
Grimes will play an angel who teaches Stewart's grandson how much better the world would be if he hadn't been born, which you may recognize as the exact opposite message of the original film. The producers nevertheless insist that their sequel will "retain the spirit" of the classic, possibly by having a plot twist where it turns out that Grimes is an agent of Satan trying to lead Bailey Jr. astray.
Then they'll release an enhanced edition of the original that includes ominous foreshadowing.
That title isn't a joke, by the way -- that's actually what they intend to call it. So now let's all think of names they should use instead. It's a Wonderfuller Life. 2 Wonderful 2 Life. It's a Wonderful Life 2: Live Harder. It's a Wonder2ul Li2e. And so on.
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