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Paddington sequel is in the works: 'We'd love to make it happen'

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 12:17 PM

StudioCanal has confirmed plans to work on a sequel to Paddington.

Studio chairman-CEO Olivier Courson said that talks have begun with producer David Heyman to work on a follow-up to last year's film.

Paddington has earned more than $200 million to date at the global box office making it the highest grossing family film released by a non-US studio.

Speaking to Digital Spy at last night's BAFTAs, Paddington director Paul King hinted that a follow-up will likely draw from one of author Michael Bond's novels.

"We'd love to do another one, there's lots of Paddington books and source material," he said. "He a great character to write for and direct so I'd love to do more. I really hope we can make it happen."

Courson told Variety of StudioCanal's plans: "We have to be selective, work with strong brands, top talent, take the time we need.

"Obviously, the result on Paddington is a strong incentive to us and the partners on the movie to work on a sequel, and a strong incentive for StudioCanal to continue in this area (of ambitious family movies)."

He added that the studio is considering releasing "one or two" big family films per year.

Digital Spy