Over twenty years later, Chicken Run is getting a sequel.
A follow-up to the 2000 stop-motion animated comedy has been whispered about for years, however throughout a Making of panel at Annecy International Animation Film Festival, administrators at Aardman Studios introduced a partnership with Netflix that will lastly understand the sequel. Netflix confirmed the information on Twitter shortly afterwards.
POULTRY NEWS: Exactly 20 years to the day because the authentic was launched, we will affirm there can be a Chicken Run sequel coming to Netflix!! Produced by @aardman, manufacturing is anticipated to start subsequent yr. Eggsellent.
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) June 23, 2020
Netflix beforehand distributed A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon.
Chicken Run follows a gaggle of chickens on a hen farm that dream of escaping from their impending doom. When a cocky American rooster named Rocky crashlands into the farm, Ginger, the chief of the chickens, recruits him to show them to fly. The authentic was directed by Peter Lord and Nick Park. The sequel will come from Paranorman and Flushed Away director Sam Fell.
Lord mentioned within the panel that Aardman mentioned a possible sequel many instances, however the story by no means fairly match collectively or grew to become one thing they cherished — till now.
“We’ve got the perfect story, and the relationship with Netflix is kind of perfect as well because they celebrate the filmmaker and are so filmmaker friendly,” he defined on the panel. “I really feel now we will make the Chicken Run sequel we need to, the one we actually care about.”
The film will decide up on the human-free island the place the chickens now stay and heart on Rocky and Ginger’s daughter, Molly. As Molly grows up, she begins to develop stressed on the small island. Meanwhile, a brand new risk emerges from the mainland, forcing Ginger to get the chickens again into motion in an “an almost-tribute to Mission Impossible” mentioned Fell.
Filming is tentatively set to start subsequent yr.
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