Few movies are closer to perfection than Casablanca, the 1942 romantic drama set against the backdrop of the war torn Moroccan city. Even those who haven’t seen the film can place “Here’s looking at you, kid” and recall Bogart and Bergman’s classic love story. It’s one of, if not the most, memorable endings of all time and can in no way be improved upon. So, naturally, someone in Tinseltown is trying. Via NY Post:
Now a producer whose grandfather was a Warner Bros. co-founder, and whose uncle set the original film in motion, is trying to get the studio to finally make a sequel — based on a treatment written more than 30 years ago by Howard Koch, one of three writers who shared an Oscar for the original script.
The above-mentioned producer is Cass Warner, granddaughter of Harry Warner and grand-niece of Jack L. Warner. Her production company, Warner Sisters, already proposed the project to the studio last year and were turned down. Now however, she claims the greater Warner Bros. studio is keen to revisit her proposal as their 90th anniversary approaches. Return to Casablanca, which sounds like an awful title even for a TV movie, supposedly would follow Rick and Renault to London and getting drawn by Laszlo into a Nazi-fighting mission. The script will be based off a treatment written by the late Howard Koch, who holds a writing credit on the ’42 film.
… Fucking don’t. That is all.