Netflix is working on a Chicken Run sequel!
The streaming service announced on the film’s 20-year anniversary that the beloved children’s movie would be getting a sequel and was being produced by Aardman Animations.
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Netflix tweeted to confirm the news on Tuesday. “POULTRY NEWS: Exactly 20 years to the day since the original was released, we can confirm there will be a Chicken Run sequel coming to Netflix!!” they shared. “Produced by @aardman, production is expected to begin next year. Eggsellent.”
Chicken Run was the highest-grossing stop-motion animated film of all-time when it premiered back in 2000. The movie starred Mel Gibson and Julia Sawalha as Rocky and Ginger, however, it has been reported that Gibson will not reprise the role of Rocky in the sequel.
The original film followed Rocky and Ginger, leaders of a group of chickens, trying to escape attempts to turn their farm into a chicken pot pie factory. The sequel will still feature Rocky and Ginger, but now they are living in a human-free sanctuary with their recent baby, Molly, until a new threat causes them more challenges.
The film will be directed by Sam Fell and written by Karey Kirkpatrick, John O’ Farrell, and Rachel Tunnard.