Exactly 20 years after the stop-motion animation hit, Chicken Run hit theaters, it has now been announced that Netflix will be the home for an upcoming sequel to the original film.
According to the report from Variety, Netflix has been able to secure the global rights to Chicken Run and Shaun, the Sheep Movie from Pathe and Stuidocanal.
Sam Fell is slated to direct the new film, which is a great thing. He has previously directed both Flushed Away, and the Oscar-nominated Laika stop-motion film, Paranorman. Here’s what we know about the story per the Variety article:
Netflix’s “Chicken Run” sequel will turn on Ginger, now living in a human-free chicken paradise. There, Ginger and Rocky hatch an egg together and daughter Molly is born. The girl grows up quickly, “as children do,” Fell explained, and Molly begins to outgrow the island. At the same time, rumors start to float of a new and terrible threat on the mainland, forcing Ginger to rally her troops and put their own hard-won freedom at risk for the good of all chicken-kind.
“I tell you it will be fun and games seeing these chickens back in action,” Fell promised. “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.”