American producer planning sequel to 1942 classic 'Casablanca'

London, November 5 (ANI): A sequel to the famous 1942 Humphrey Bogart film 'Casablanca' may be coming soon.

American producer Cass Warner is looking to give the classic move another whirl with a sequel proposed by one of the original writers, the Daily Mail reported.

She 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 1942 classic.

The sequel would follow the story of Richard Blaine, the son of Humphrey Bogart's Rick Blaine and Ingrid Bergman's Ilsa Lund as he tries to find his father.

The boy had been 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.

Koch could not get anyone to represent him in his quest to get it made so Warner took it to Warner Bros.

"Warner Bros passed on it...but they indicated they were willing to revisit this if I could find a filmmaker they were interested in working with," she told the New York Post, according to the Daily Mail.

But some fans fear the remake could tarnish the original

Among 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,'" he added. (ANI)