“Mrs. Doubtfire” director Chris Columbus revealed to Enterprise Insider whereas celebrating the film’s thirtieth anniversary this month that talks for a sequel to the beloved 1993 comedy solely began in 2014 shortly earlier than Robin William’s passing. Following the comic’s demise, there was not a shot Columbus would ever make one other “Mrs. Doubtfire” film with out him.
“It’s an attention-grabbing factor. Again then, there was an perspective that sequels have been appeared down upon by the artists. So Robin was in opposition to doing a sequel instantly after,” Columbus mentioned. “He and I didn’t speak about a sequel till the 12 months he handed away.”
“We had a script that was written and it was the final time I noticed Robin,” he continued. “I went to his home and we sat down and talked about it and the script was actually robust. Robin’s solely remark was, ‘Boss, do I’ve to be within the go well with as a lot this time?; It was bodily demanding. For Robin, I believe it was like working a marathon day by day he was within the Doubtfire costume. He was older, clearly. So we talked about it and I believe he hoped within the rewrite we’d reduce on the Doubtfire character. However then Robin handed away so there’ll by no means be a sequel to ‘Mrs. Doubtfire.’”
The 1993 comedy stars Williams as a lately divorced actor who disguises himself as an aged feminine housekeeper in order that he can proceed to see his kids. The supporting solid included Sally Discipline and Pierce Brosnan. The movie was an enormous field workplace hit, grossing $441.3 million on a $25 million price range to develop into the second highest-grossing movie of 1993.
Columbus additionally revealed in his Enterprise Insider interview that Williams improvised a lot on set that he recorded 2 million ft of movie throughout manufacturing. The filmmaker nonetheless has packing containers filled with footage that he’s hoping to show right into a documentary in the future.
“There are roughly 972 packing containers of footage from ‘Doubtfire’ — footage we used within the film, outtakes, behind-the-scenes footage — in a warehouse someplace and we want to rent an editor to go in and have a look at all of that footage,” Columbus mentioned. “We need to present Robin’s course of. There’s something particular and magical about how he went about his work and I believe it might be enjoyable to delve into it. I imply, there’s 2 million ft of movie in that warehouse so there could possibly be one thing we will do with all of that.”
Head over to Enterprise Insider’s web site to learn Columbus’ interview in its entirety,