Thematic Sequel to Valentine’s Day in Progress

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The New Line/Warner Bros. romantic anthology comedy Valentine’s Day hasn’t even opened yet, but according to Deadline Hollywood, the film’s producers Mike Karz, Wayne Allan Rice and Josie Rosen and studio execs Sam Brown and Michael Disco have been planning ahead for the film’s potential success by having screenwriter Katherine Fugate write a thematic follow-up called New Year’s Eve.

The idea is that putting together such a star-studded cast at discounted rates makes it easier for a movie like Valentine’s Day to be profitable and that “the holiday sensibilities are endless” in terms of other holidays that could get the same treatment. This one would presumably take place in the 24 hours between December 31st and January 1st with the producers hoping to enlist director Garry Marshall to return as well as bringing back some of the characters from the first movie to maintain continuity.

The first draft of Fugate’s script has already been turned in to be read by the studio execs, so one can probably expect an announcement in the next week if they decide to fast track the movie.