Paramount will bring SpongeBob SquarePants to the big screen in late 2014.

According to THR, the project will also serve as the launch of Paramount’s animation efforts. The studio had announced their plans to get into animation in July but had not announced the project until today.

Here is what Viacom president and CEO Philippe Dauman had to say:
“We will be releasing a SpongeBob movie at the end of 2014, which will serve to start off or be one of our films that starts off our new animation effort.”

Paramount’s new SpondeBob film will be the second time that a SpongeBob movie has been made. The first film, “SpongeBob SquarePants Movie” was released in 2004 and grossed $85.4 million domestically and $54.7 million abroad.

The film saw SpongeBob take leave from the town of Bikini Bottom to track down King Neptune’s stolen crown.

Detail wise, nothing is known about Paramount’s new film, but we’ll have more as it develops.