Aardman has “the perfect story” for a long-overdue sequel to Chicken Run
Get the cluck out!
A way overdue sequel to Chicken Run is in the works at renowned British animation studio Aardman – and it’ll be heading straight to Netflix. Set to be directed by Sam Fell (who co-directed ParaNorman), Chicken Run 2 will follow Ginger after hatching a daughter with Rocky and the tribulations of watching her grow up. But the fun doesn’t end there. Ginger will also fight to thwart a new threat from the mainland, which the flock escaped from at the conclusion of the classic original movie.
“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. I feel now we can make the Chicken Run sequel we want to, the one we really care about,” Aardman’s Peter Lord, who co-directed the original with Nick Park, said during the Annecy Festival (via Variety).
Director Sam Fell added: “I tell you it will be fun and games seeing these chickens back in action,” Fell continued. “All the gadgets, the kit, we’re kind of moving towards an almost-tribute to Mission: Impossible with elements of a heist and how they’re going to pull off this amazing break-in.”
As of press time, the studio has not released any details regarding casting, but production is set to begin next year and it will launch on Netflix worldwide.
This is awesome news. After glorious successes with the Wallace And Gromit and Shaun The Sheep franchises, it is refreshing to see Aardman Studios returning to Chicken Run. The original movie was an absolute blast – literally packed to the brim with witty anecdotes and hilarious action – and if the sequel can harness some semblance of the brilliance of the original fans could be set for another wonderful follow-up in 2021.
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