20 years after its release, the highest grossing stop-motion movie of all time, Chicken Run, gets a sequel.
It was known for a long time, that a Chicken Run 2 would be happening, but now we basically got confirmation and the first few details, about where the story goes. It will be directed by Sam Norman (Flushed Away), who said:
“I tell you it will be fun and games seeing these chickens back in action. All the gadgets, the kit, we’re kind of moving towards an almost-tribute to Mission Impossible with elements of heist and how they’re going to pull off this amazing break-in.”
Peter Lord, the co-director of Chicken Run, added:
“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.”
Where Does The Chicken Run From Here?
There are a few more plot details, small spoilers for the original included:
Rocky and Ginger are living in a human-free paradise on the island they escaped to at the end of the first movie. They’ve hatched an egg that gave them a daughter named Molly, and she grows up all too quickly, yearning to leave her island home. Meanwhile, rumors of a deadly threat on the mainland have reached the island, and it’s up to Ginger to rally the troops and risk their feathers for the good of all chicken-kind.
Chicken Run 2 will be executive produced by Peter Lord, Carla Shelley and Karey Kirkpatrick, with Steve Pegram on board as producer. Chicken Run co-director Nick Park will also return, but only in a consulting role this time. The script comes from Rachel Tunnard (Adult Life Skills, Military Wives), working with Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell.
Interestingly enough, it was just reported that Mel Gibson will not be asked back for the sequel, so we will have to see who voices the hero Rocky.
What do you guys think? Are you excited for the sequel? Do you like the first one? Let’s discuss everything in the comments down below.