Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Keanu Reeves Has Time To Kill In The John Wick Trailer
Don't set him off
More Obi-Wan Kenobi Spin-Off Rumours Surface
Could the Jedi Master score his own film at last?
Dane DeHaan Heads For Ziggy
Rooney Mara also starring in a new drama
The Imitation Game Wins At The The Toronto International Film Festival
What We Do In The Shadows also scores
First Trailer For Chris Evans Rom-Com Playing It Cool
Wait, Chris Evans has romantic problems? Seems unlikely
No Good Deed Is Good Indeed At US Box Office
Dolphin Tale sequel drifts to second
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
19 August 2014
Robin Williams Completed His Voice Work On Absolutely Anything
Producers confirm it in official statement
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb
19 December 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Big Wedding (2013)
Empire Star Rating
World's Greatest Dad (2010)
Empire Star Rating
The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
Empire Star Rating
August Rush (2007)
Empire Star Rating
License To Wed (2007)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Mrs Doubtfire Sequel Heats Up Again
Robin Williams could be back in the make-up

17 April 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Mrs-Doubtfire-sequel-heats-up-again

It’s been so long since the idea of a sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire hit the news radar that we were beginning to think it would end up going the reboot route before any official follow-up happened. But Fox 2000 is not letting Euphegenia Doubtfire die peacefully, and is making a new attempt to convince director Christopher Columbus and star Robin Williams to re-visit the character.

You’re probably aware that the 1993 film saw Williams as struggling actor Daniel Hillard, who was desperate to maintain a relationship with his children following the recent divorce from his wife Miranda (Sally Field). In order to stay close, he concocts the elderly Scottish housekeeper character and applies to be their carer with predictably disastrous results. The movie was a hit at the box office, and all involved thought a sequel might happen, but no one could find an idea they liked.

Bonnie Hunt was hired to write a script in 2001, but as other scribes came and went, the excitement for the idea waxed and waned until, around 2004, the last mention of it flickered and faded.

Now, Elf’s David Berenbaum is on board to try again. His actual concept for the sequel isn’t clear, and we don’t yet know if it’ll acknowledge the passing of time – after all, would anyone believe that Mrs. Doubtfire would still be alive after all this time? And why would he need to dress up given that everyone came clean last time? Perhaps Daniel Hillard will resurrect her to care for his grandchildren?

However it shakes out, Columbus and Williams are attached but will wait to see the script before deciding to take things further. If there’s any justice, we’ll get a dust-off between Doubtfire and Tobias Fünke’s Mrs. Featherbottom.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Title Rumoured For Third Hobbit Film
Could it become Into The Fire?
First Look At TV's New Constantine
Update: It's going to series

Your Comments

Mrs Doubtfire
Mrs Doubtfire is one of those films that should not have a sequel. It was a strong enough premise for a stand alone film but I don't see what else you could do with it. It was a unique and funny idea but the joke's been told. And that's just it I suppose. Mrs Doubtfire was like a perfectly told joke. You could if you wanted to try telling the same joke again in a different way. You may try changing the set up, the delivery or the punch line, but it won't be anywhere near as original or as More

Posted by mlavagna at 23:47 on 17 April 2014 | Report This Post

Just like Big Momma's House, the plots and character arcs were wrapped up at the end of both films. Sadly, sequels were made to Big Momma's House, and they weren't great. How do you continue the story for Mrs. Doubtfire when it was wrapped up? More

Posted by cliff126 at 20:57 on 17 April 2014 | Report This Post

Why Why Why Why Why?
Why Why Why Why Why? oh yeah - money More

Posted by oliraceking at 09:14 on 17 April 2014 | Report This Post

"If there’s any justice, we’ll get a dust-off between Doubtfire and Tobias Fünke’s Mrs. Featherbottom" Make it so. More

Posted by dctuck at 08:47 on 17 April 2014 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Classic Feature: Gods Among Us - Paul Newman
A cat so cool he makes Steve McQueen look geeky.

The Future Of Film: There’ll Be An Oscar For Performance Capture
And the Academy Award goes to...

The Boxtrolls Interviews: The Cast And Crew On Laika's Latest
Sir Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning and more talk stop-motion

How We Made The Boxtrolls
Directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable talk us through the challenges of bringing Laika’s latest to life

The Future Of Film: The War On Piracy Will End
Where Hollywood goes from here

Pride: Matthew Warchus & Stephen Beresford Interview
We talk to the director and writer of this year's Brit film breakout

Movie Poster Mashups: The Guardians Of The Galaxy Edition
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be appalled at the punning...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)