MUMBAI: An American producer Cass Warner is planning
to make a sequel to the 1942-made Hollywood classic
Casablanca that starred Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
film -- the lines of which like Here's looking at you
kid and Play it again, Sam -- are still quoted by film
lovers, revolved around two star-crossed lovers Rick
Blaine and Ilsa Lund who reunite in Casablanca during
the World-War II only to separate later.
is trying to find backers for a proposal written by
the late Howard Koch, one of the three who got a screenwriting
Oscar for the film.
Titled Return to Casablanca, the sequel would follow
the story of Richard Blaine, the son of Bogart's Rick
Blaine and Ingrid Bergman's Ilsa Lund as he tries to
find his father. The boy was conceived the night Ilsa
came to Rick's place to plead for the Letters of Transit,
and she kept it a secret from her husband Victor Laszlo,
played by Paul Henreid.
the skeptics about the remake is Stephen Bogart, the
64-year-old son of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
"If they want to make a movie about intrigue in
North Africa, that's fine, but bringing the specter
of one of the greatest movies of all time into it makes
it just another feeble attempt at Casablanca 2,"
Stephen has reportedly said.