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Old 11-24-13, 03:27 PM
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It's a Wonderful Life 2: Wonder Harder
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I watched the Married with Children "It's a Horrible Life" 2-part episode on YouTube. I enjoyed them. Thanks for the recommendation.

(Season 4 Episodes 11 and 12.)
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Update: Thankfully, it looks like this sequel wont be happening. According to a report from the AP, a Paramount spokesperson said no film related to Its a Wonderful Life can move forward with a license from the studio. They added, To date, these individuals have not obtained any of the necessary rights, and we would take all appropriate steps to protect those rights.
I thought this movie was in the public domain?
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I thought this movie was in the public domain?
It was at one point but now it's not, through some weird legal loopholes:
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_a...ce_a_year.html
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The Slate article says that it's the music rights that are the problem. So as long as they don't use the music, couldn't any yahoo release a "sequel"?
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The Slate article says that it's the music rights that are the problem. So as long as they don't use the music, couldn't any yahoo release a "sequel"?
I'm already working on one.
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The Slate article says that it's the music rights that are the problem. So as long as they don't use the music, couldn't any yahoo release a "sequel"?
You missed this part:
"Republic regained control of the lucrative property in 1993 by flexing a new Supreme Court ruling that determined that the holder of a copyright to a story from which a movie was made had certain property rights over the movie itself."

What I gather from this is that the footage itself (minus the music) is still public domain, but the story isn't... so you could legally incorporate the footage into another project out of context, so long as the story is 'changed' (which is the tricky part). So I suppose the claim is based on the fact this 'sequel' retains some of the original story elements (references to characters) that are protected. But I'm not a lawyer, so this is just my layman's interpretation.
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Re: "It's A Wonderful Life" sequel in the works

So much for my planned musical It's a Onederful Life starring Tom Everett Scott.
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So much for my planned musical It's a Onederful Life starring Tom Everett Scott.
I've already been working on a movie of the same title, but mine is a biopic about Harry Nilsson.

Lawsuit to follow.
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So much for my planned musical It's a Onederful Life starring Tom Everett Scott.
Oh-Knee-Der-ful Life? I don't see this selling well.
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Re: "It's A Wonderful Life" sequel in the works

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
So much for my planned musical It's a Onederful Life starring Tom Everett Scott.
I think you are on to something ... a prequel titled:

It's a 1derful Life

Personally I prefer the re-imagined version with Paul Bettany and Dennis Quaid.

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God, that movie was awful.
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Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
So much for my planned musical It's a Onederful Life.
I think Microsoft already has this lined up as a holiday special, showing prospective game console buyers how horrible their lives will be if they pick the PS4.

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