'Casablanca' sequel in the making?
A sequel to Hollywood classic "Casablanca" is said to be in plans for Warner Bros.
The original 1942 movie starred Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart. Set in World War II, it told the tale of a man forced to choose between his love for a woman, or helping her husband escape Casablanca, to continue his fight against the Nazis.
A current rumour indicates that officials at Warner Bros are working on the next stage in the tale, with a working title of either "Return to Casablanca" or "As Time Goes By", according to The Independent, reports contactmusic.com.
The plot is said to revolve around Richard Blaine (the illegitimate son of Humphrey Bogart's character Rick Blaine and Ingrid Bergman's Ilsa Lund). At the end of the original movie, those two were famously separated and the new movie finds Rick on the hunt for his biological father, to discover what became of him.
The new movie was the brainchild of Cass Warner.
The late Howard Koch wrote the guidelines for a sequel back in the 1980s, and Cass Warner, the granddaughter of the Warner Bros founder Harry Warner, is keen on a sequel to the iconic film.
Of the new movie, Cass said: "There will be flashbacks, but it's a film about the next generation; a son going back to find what happened to his parents. I wouldn't want to touch the original for the world."