I don't know who of you watched Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs last year, but that movie was pretty freakin awesome! I didn't expect much when I went to see it, but it ended up being one of my favorite movies last year. Now it looks like we are going to get to see a sequel. I never really thought the movie needed a sequel because it's a solid stand alone film that doesn't need one. But since they are making one I guess it's OK to be excited for it. The book had a sequel, so why not the film? Unfortunately the two directors of the original film wont be directing the sequel.
A source close to the films production confirms that the sequel will happen, and that directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller will be creatively involved in working on the story, but they won't be directing it. At least they will being developing the most important part of the movie, the story, which is currently in development.
The film will be based on the second children's book in the series called Pickles to Pittsburgh by Ron and Judi Barrett's.
Here is the book description:
In Pickles to Pittsburgh, we check back in with Kate and Henry as they eagerly await Grandpa's return from an unusual vacation. Kate dreams about a postcard Grandpa has sent, and the story begins.
Kate and Henry pilot a plane, landing on a runway of crisp bacon strips next to a field of giant broccoli stalks and oversized hamburgers. Passing through an orange-juice rain, they approach the town of Chewandswallow, which "used to be a very ordinary town, except that instead of weather, food rained down from the sky for breakfast, lunch, and dinner." Times have changed in Chewandswallow, and readers will love finding out how storms of gigantic food threatened normal life until eventually the Falling Food Company was created, sending food to hungry people around the world.
I'm sure this sequel will end up being just as good as the original movie, which if you haven't seen for some reason you finally need to watch. There's no word on who from the original cast will return, but I would think that they'll all come back to reprise their roles.
Did you see the first film? Are you happy that a sequel is being made?