“Mrs. Doubtfire” is getting a sequel 2.4 billion years after the original came out.
Well, it hasn’t been quite that long, but the Robin Williams-in-drag film vehicle did come out during the “Jurassic” age, or more accurately, the exact year (21 ago) that “Jurassic Park” came out.
Which means Hollywood would have us believe: To Generation Y/Millennial or whatever, “Mrs. Doubtfire” is the Golden Age of Nostalgia Which Must Be Revisited.
I don’t know. Is it? I honestly don’t know how pervasive this comedy was to the young minds of today when they were merely twinkles in the eyes of Whitney Houston when she sang, “I believe the children are the future, they really love Mrs. Doubtfire,” those were the lyrics, right?
Anyway, the Hollywood Reporter broke the news today, attaching Williams with director Chris Columbus and writer David Berenbaum (he wrote “Elf”), with no word on whether the cast will include Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan.
To me, it’s even more interesting that Brosnan just said he can’t watch his 007 films, because he is so hard on himself, when to the rest of us, the problem with Brosnan’s 007 movies weren’t him but the scripts, directing and post, am I right? Because Brosnan is a badass Bond in the video games of the era, certainly in the “GoldenEye” game, which was so classic, many of us still re-live the N64 Brosnan “GoldenEye” action sequences in our mind’s eye while we’re nodding to sleep every night.
Wait, where wasI?