‘A Christmas Story’ has been a Christmas classic for decades now. It’s up there with Home Alone, The Santa Clause, Elf, It’s A Wonderful Life, and many more. Typically, you don’t mess with a classic, but Hollywood just can’t help themselves.
It’s being reported that Legendary and Warner Bros. have closed a deal with Peter Billingsley to star in a film titled A Christmas Story Christmas, which is being described as a sequel to the original film.
Billingsley played Ralphie in the 1983 film, so the fact that he has agreed to return is huge for the studio. This sequel will reportedly premiere on HBO Max. Sources claim Julie Hagerty will play Billingsley’s mother.
The script was written by Nick Schenk, who will also executive produce, and Clay Kaytis will direct. Billingsley will also produce along with his partner Vince Vaughn through their Wild West Picture Show banner.
And if you think, “Okay, but this probably won’t actually happen” think again, cause insiders say production is set to begin next month in Bulgaria.
The film follows an adult Ralphie (Billingsley) in the 1970s, who returns to the house on Cleveland Street to deliver his kids a magical Christmas like the one he had growing up. With the same attention to real-life tone of the first, Ralphie reconnects with childhood friends, reconciles the passing of his Old Man and sews the seeds for the origins of the beloved holiday classic.
Okiedokie then. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of the original film, so I doubt I’ll like the sequel much, but who knows, maybe it’ll somehow become another classic, although, we highly doubt it.