Paul King To Pen & Direct “Paddington” Sequel

Paul King is officially set to return to write and direct the sequel to the family comedy smash hit “Paddington”.

King will work with Simon Farnaby on the story to the second in what all involved hope becomes a long-running franchise.

Though the sequel is a priority, reportedly neither producer David Heyman or StudioCanal are expected to rush King in order to meet a deadline.

The first film took in a $260 million worldwide gross along with strong ancillary revenues. Colin Firth, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, and Nicole Kidman all starred.

Source: Deadline