Casablanca sequel being mulled by WB

In news that really shouldn’t shock any film fan, according to The Film Stage, Warner Brothers is reportedly entertaining the idea of making a sequel to Casablanca with the creative working title, Return to Casablanca

As the classic film is set to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its premiere, a treatment by Casablanca co-writer Howard Koch, written back in 1980, is currently floating around and ripe to be rushed into development.

The treatment is said to pick up in 1961 and would focus on Rick and Ilsa’s son Richard, who was conceived in Casablanca as his mother begged his father for The Letters of Transit. The film would follow Richard as he sets out to find his father in the Middle East.

The project has already been passed on once, as Warner Brothers is said to be seeking the right filmmaker to bring this sequel to the screen as well as the right actor to embody Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman’s son.

The Film Stage cite the New York Post as a source, so take this with a grain of salt.

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