At work, sometimes we’ll sit around and kick around ideas for movies that need sequels. Like a sequel to Dave, the Kevin Kline film about a man, Dave Kovic, who fills in for the President of the United States.
Well, last week, a brainwave struck me. We need a sequel to Three Men and a Baby and Three Men and a Little Lady.
I thought of it in these terms.
So it’s been about twenty years since Three Men and a Little Lady.
And I realized. Make a movie about Mary, the “Baby” and “Little Lady” of the first two films, going off to college.
What’s Steve Gutenberg doing? What’s Ted Danson doing? What’s Tom Selleck doing? What’s Nancy Travis doing? Nothing. Nothing. Nothing. And nothing.
So, why not a sequel? Everyone’s older. Mary’s going to be a young adult now.
Of course, I couldn’t remember the first two movies that well. “Waiting for a Star to Fall,” from the soundtrack to the second film, yeah. The movies themselves? Not so much. So I couldn’t remember how old Mary was or anything like that. And a quick perusal of Wikipedia tells me that Mary was five in 1990’s Little Lady, so she’d be about twenty-five now. Which means that my first instinct — “Three Men and a Freshman” — probably wouldn’t work.
It turns out, Disney is already thinking about a Three Men sequel. According to Steve Gutenberg, it’s going to be called Three Men and a Bride.
It’s like they reached into my head and pulled out a concept I didn’t even know I’d had.
ETA: Actually, it turns out I did have this idea. Back in early 2008. See here. Why I pulled it out at work the other day, thinking it was a new idea, I don’t know. :shrug: