With $219 million, Mrs. Doubtfire ranks second on the 1993 domestic box office charts, just behind Jurassic Park. That was Robin Williams‘ peak as a box office draw, so he was in no rush to make a sequel. Fox started developing a Mrs. Doutbfire sequel in 2001, but Williams reportedly rejected the script in 2006, and the project has remained dormant since. The actor noted in a recent interview, “They kept trying and it doesn’t work… because at the end of the first one they reveal who [Mrs. Doubtfire] is.” David Berenbaum (Elf) must have found a way to make it work, because The Wrap reports Fox 2000 has revived Mrs. Doubtfire 2 with a script by Berenbaum. Williams is on board and Chris Columbus will return to direct.
In the original Mrs. Doubtfire, Williams played a recently divorced actor who whipped up a disguise as a Scottish nanny to spend more time with his kids. The report does not specify where Mrs. Doubtfire 2 will pick up. More after the jump.