28 Oct – After the live-action "Paddington" burst onto the screen last year and proceeded to make some substantial amount at the box office, talks of a sequel have been circling around since.
Fans can now rejoice – a sequel will indeed be greeting them as director Paul King has confirmed he will be returning for a second outing on the family comedy, Deadline reports.
King, whose only other feature work is 2009's "Bunny and the Bull", wrote and directed last year's "Paddington", a movie based on a series of children literature written by Michael Bond. This time around, King will be penning the script with Simon Farnaby, who previously acted in both of the director's movies.
In "Paddington", actor Ben Wishaw voiced the young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British, who travels to London in search of a home, but soon finds himself lost at the Paddington station. He then meets the Brown family who offer to take him in for the time being. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist played by Nicole Kidman.
With a budget of approximately USD55 million, the movie went on to gross USD259.5 million worldwide.
In Malaysia and Singapore, it grossed USD392.6 thousand and USD645.4 thousand respectively.
"Paddington 2" currently has not set a release date.