[Movies] Sequel To The Nut Job On The Way
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.23.2014
Coming Soon reports that Open Road Films, Redrover Co., LTD., ToonBox Entertainment Ltd., and Gulfstream Pictures have announced that there will be a sequel to The Nut Job. The Nut Job 2 will arrive on January 15, 2016. The first film opened on January 17 and brought in $25.7 million, the biggest animated independent film opening of all time. The announcement was made by Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films and Hoe-jin Ha, CEO and President of Redrover Co., Ltd.
Here's a synopsis of the first film: In animated 3D, The Nut Job is an action-packed comedy that follows Surly (voiced by Will Arnett), a mischievous squirrel, who must plan a heist to get into his town's biggest nut shop in order to help his pals in the park gather food to survive the winter. Together with his sidekick, Buddy, Surly assembles a ragtag crew to help him get inside – and takes them on a fun-filled adventure that they'll never forget.
The film also features the voices of Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph, Stephen Lang, Jeff Dunham, Gabriel Iglesias and Sarah Gadon. Itwas directed by Peter Lepeniotis from a script he co-wrote with Lorne Cameron. It was produced by Wookyung Jung and Graham Moloy. Executive producers include Daniel Woo, Hong Kim, and Jay Ahn as well as Bill Bindley and Mike Karz of Gulfstream Pictures. It was a collaboration of Redrover Co., Ltd., ToonBox Entertainment Ltd. and Gulfstream Pictures.
Ortenberg said: "We couldn't be more thrilled about 'The Nut Job'. It has been a pleasure working with the teams at Redrover, ToonBox and Gulfstream and we are delighted to re-team with them for 'The Nut Job 2.'"
Ha added: "We are very proud of what we have accomplished in Hollywood as an independent production company. Our compliments go out to ToonBox and Gulfstream for their endeavor in the co-production and to Open Road for their successful campaign and teamwork. We are looking forward to working with them on 'The Nut Job 2.'"
Karz said: "We're thrilled that audiences have embraced these characters and it is exciting to anticipate their return for another adventure in 'The Nut Job 2'. The entire team behind this movie did a fantastic job and we're looking forward to working with them again."