It was announced earlier in the week that Star Partners are planning a sequel to It’s a Wonderful Life, but it seems as if the project might already be in trouble.
The Hollywood Reporter says that Paramount, which still has the rights to the film, would “take all appropriate steps” to protect them.
The sequel was planned around George Bailey’s grandson but Paramount had not given the go-ahead for the project.
The original film by Frank Capra and starring Jimmy Steward was released in 1946.
A spokesperson for Paramount told The Hollywood Reporter "No project relating to It’s A Wonderful Life can proceed without a license from Paramount" adding "To date, these individuals have not obtained any of the necessary rights, and we would take all appropriate steps to protect those rights."
Star Partners said earlier in the week that they had lined up Karolyn Grimes, who played George Bailey's daughter Zuzu in the original film, to reprise her role.