Sequels and remakes are all the rage in Hollywood, and that’s not going to change anytime soon. So we weren’t too surprised when we read the headlines this morning.
“LOVE ACTUALLY IS GETTING A SEQUEL”
The most surprising part is that they waited so long. But for all you people out there rolling your eyes and correctly thinking this is a terrible idea, we do have some good news.
This isn’t your traditional sequel. It will not be a feature film. The cast and the original director are returning for a short film sequel for this year’s Red Nose Day, a telethon that raises money for the charity Comic Relief.
All the stars from the film will be returning, including Keira Knightley, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Andrew Lincoln and Colin Firth.
The short will be released in the states on May 25. The director, Richard Curtis, released the following statement:
“I would never have dreamt of writing a sequel to Love Actually, but I thought it might be fun to do 10 minutes to see what everyone is now up to. Who has aged best? — I guess that’s the big question…or is it so obviously Liam? We’ve been delighted and grateful that so many of the cast are around and able to take part — and it’ll certainly be a nostalgic moment getting back together and re-creating their characters 14 years later. We hope to make something that’ll be fun.”
You see, I don’t mind this at all. They’re doing this for charity and it sounds like they’re keeping things super casual and fun.
They’re not filming this in hopes of winning some award, and for that reason, it will probably be a hit with fans of the original movie.