Posted on Tue Aug 12th, 2014 7:06am PDT By X17 Staff
Despite the untimely and horribly sad death of actor/comedian Robin Williams on Monday, the show will go on ... Four films will pay tribute to the funnyman who died of an apparent suicide yesterday at his Marin County home.
Due out later this year is Merry Friggin' Christmas, a comedy with Candice Bergen and Joel McHale.
A family favorite, the Night at the Museum franchise, will return to theaters in December, co-starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Rebel Wilson and others.
Williams also stars in Absolutely Anything due out next year. It's a sci-fi film featuring the Oscar winner's voice-over talents (he also voiced a character in Happy Feet).
Boulevard with Kathy Baker, screened at the TriBeCa Film Festival in April; the film's producers are still looking for distribution.
One project that may not see the big screen is a previously-scheduled Mrs. Doubtfire sequel. The film's director, Chris Columbus, told Variety in a statement: "His performances were unlike anything any of us had ever seen, they came from some spiritual and otherworldly place. He truly was one of the few people who deserved the title of 'genius.' We were friends for 21 years. Our children grew up together, he inspired us to spend our lives in San Francisco and I loved him like a brother. The world was a better place with Robin in it. And his beautiful legacy will live on forever."
His Mrs. Doubtfire co-star Sally Field added: "I feel stunned and so sad about Robin. I'm sad for the world of comedy. And so very sad for his family. And I'm sad for Robin. He always lit up when he was able to make people laugh, and he made them laugh his whole life long.... tirelessly. He was one of a kind. There will not be another. Please God, let him now rest in peace."
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