HOLLYWOOD – Sunday, Monday, Happy Days, sang Ron Howard, announcing the final green lighting of his dream project: The Happy Days Movie.
Once he’d stopped singing, the Cocoon director told Studio Exec exclusively:
For years I’ve been running away from Richie Cunningham. Was a time someone even mentioned Richie and I’d punch them out cold. I mean seriously. But it was while we were filming Rush that Henry Winkler called me up. I hadn’t seen him for years. Anyway he called me up and he said he had my family… [hyperventilating] he has my family. I have to … So I’m really looking forward to working with him again. He’s an artistic genius.
The new film will feature a reunion of surviving cast members and will be set in the same time period as the original despite the different ages of the cast.
I did suggest we change the ages or bring in new young members and we’d play like their parents or something, but then Henry sent me a package and when I opened it there was a smaller passage and so on and so forth like a Russian doll until…. Jesus… until there was this small finger sized box.
Why don’t you contact the police?
These days are ours, happy and free [sobbing] These Happy Days!
Happy Days: The Motion Picture will be released just before Ron Howard’s family.