Aardman Animations and StudioCanal have announced a sequel to the successful 2015 movie.
The announcement was made yesterday (25 October), along with the news that Richard Starzak will return to direct the film, with Paul Kewley returning as producer.
“Shaun’s move to the big screen proved such a success with audiences around the world that he and the flock are very excited to be embarking on another big screen adventure,” said David Sproxton, Aardman co-founder and executive chairman. “Aardman is partnering with StudioCanal once again to produce another rip-roaring comedy, featuring Shaun and the rest of the gang in a story that takes them to even greater heights of lunacy.”
StudioCanal is co-financing Shaun the Sheep Movie 2 and will distribute in its own territories, including the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand, selling worldwide at AFM.
Pre-productoin on Shaun the Sheep Movie 2 will commence in January 2017, with principal photography likely to start once filming on Early Man finishes, utilising the same studio space at Aardman’s facilities in Bristol.