14 Announced Movies That Thankfully Got Cancelled

3. It's A Wonderful Life: The Rest Of The Story

Its A Wonderful Life
RKO Radio Pictures

The Movie: In 2013, almost 70 years after the original release of Frank Capra's feel-good classic, a sequel to It's A Wonderful Life was proposed, which would follow George Bailey's daughter Zuzu (Karolyn Grimes, reprising her role), who would appear as an angel to teach Bailey's evil grandson what the world would be like if he never existed.

Why It Got Cancelled: Though originally planned to be shot in 2014 on a $25-35 million budget, Paramount, who own the rights to the original film, stepped in and claimed that the sequel's producers had not obtained the rights to make the film, and they wouldn't be granting permission for it to be made.

It goes without saying that a massive bullet was dodged here. Nobody needs a sequel to It's a Wonderful Life, and it probably would've been a lazy retread going by the announced premise.


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