Aardman is developing a Chicken Run sequel!
The Hollywood Reporter reports that a Chicken Run sequel is in the works. It was revealed that Aardman Animations is partnering up with StudioCanal and Pathe to start developing the next installment.
Chicken Run was the first full-length film released by Aardman Animations. The film was released in 2000 and was an immense financial success for Aardman. Because of the success of the film, the idea of developing a Chicken Run sequel has been tossed around. Now fans will be able to get the follow up they’ve waited for.
The majority of the details on the project are being kept under wraps. It was revealed that Sam Fell (ParaNorman) is attached to direct. The original writers from the first Chicken Run film, Karey Kirkpatrick (The Spiderwick Chronicles) and John O’ Farrell (From Beyond the Grave) will be returning to pen the screenplay for the sequel. Paul Kewley (Shaun the Sheep the Movie) will be producing, with Aardman’s co-founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton executive producing.
The original stop-motion, claymation adventure tells the story of an American rooster who falls in love with a gorgeous hen on a British farm. The couple decides to run away from the farm, but they must first contend with the evil farmer who is intent on keeping them under her control. The chickens decide to attempt an escape so they don’t get turned into chicken pot pies. Directed by Nick Park and Peter Lord, the film features the voices of Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha, Tony Haygarth, and Miranda Richardson.
Aardman Animations is currently working on the Shaun the Sheep sequel, which is due to be released some time next year.