24 Frames is reporting that Despicable Me creators Illumination Entertainment is developing a new Curious George movie for Universal Pictures to distribute.
The site says that “The movie is expected to feature the wry animated images of ‘Despicable Me’ and will spin a new story of George the monkey/chimpanzee (depending on whether you favor H.A. and Margret Rey’s text or the tail-less images) who’s taken out of the jungle by an eccentric explorer to live in the city, where mischief always seems to find him.”
The 2006 Curious George, voiced by Will Ferrell and Drew Barrymore, earned $69.8 million worldwide. That film was produced by Imagine.
Larry Stuckey, who penned the upcoming Little Fockers, is writing the new film.