January 10, 2007 02:49:36 GMT
Ed Bass and Karen Sharpe Kramer have teamed up to make "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, MAD World", a sequel to Stanley Kramer's 1963 comedy flick.
Forming a solid pact, Ed Bass one of the producers behind "Bobby", and Karen Sharpe Kramer, the widow of director Stanley Kramer, are both set to develop "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, MAD World", a sequel to the late filmmaker's comedy classic "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World."
Like the 1963 film, the project will be a large ensemble feature mixing comics and dramatic actors. The premise is said to center on the descendants of the characters from the first movie who get thrust into another madcap chase to find a cache of money. Meanwhile, George Barris has been assigned to design cars for the movie.
Aims to finance the picture independently, Bass originally had the sequel in mind in 1991 when he produced "Something a Little Less Serious" with Stanley Kramer. Sadly, the plan was put into hold as Kramer later became ill and passed away in 2001.