A Dog’s Purpose Sequel Now in Production
Amblin Partners (parent company of Dreamworks Pictures and Amblin Entertainment) has begun production on a sequel to the 2017 surprise hit, A Dog’s Purpose. Titled A Dog’s Journey, both films are based on the inspirational, best-selling books by award-winning author W. Bruce Cameron.
A Dog’s Journey will see the return of Dennis Quaid and Josh Gad. Joining the cast for the sequel will be Marg Helgenberger, Betty Gilpin, Henry Lau and Kathryn Prescott.
While making the announcement, Amblin President and Co-CEO Jeff Small said, “We are excited to join with our partners at Walden Media and Alibaba Pictures to produce ‘A Dog’s Journey,’ the follow-up to our successful ‘A Dog’s Purpose.’ With Director Gail Mancuso at the helm, we can’t wait to share another beautiful story about the special bond between humans and their treasured dogs.”
Frank Smith, Walden Media’s President and CEO, added, “Walden Media is proud to produce content that warms the heart and bring entire families together. ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ beautifully conveyed the unconditional love dogs bring to our families and lives, and we are excited to be portraying this unbreakable bond once again with ‘A Dog’s Journey,’ produced together with Amblin Partners and Alibaba Pictures.”
A Dog’s Journey will be released by Universal Pictures on May 17, 2019.