The return of the bear! Threequel Paddington In Peru ‘set to start shooting in July’
Paddington In Peru is set to begin shooting in July.
according to Deadline, Paddington Bear Threequel is set to begin production on July 24.
Paddington In Peru plot details are shrouded in secrecy, although it was written by Paul King, who directed the first two films.
This time around, it’ll be new director Dougal Wilson tugging at our hearts (his previous work includes some Christmas ads for John Lewis).
Actor Ben Whishaw, who voices Paddington, is expected to return for the third installment, and there’s talk of a large family of bear cousins for fans to get to know.
The bear is back! Paddington In Peru is reportedly set to begin shooting on July 24
Not yet revealed: Threequel movie plot details are shrouded in secrecy, though it was written by Paul King, who directed the first two movies
The first Paddington movie was released in 2014, and it’s been six years since the second movie in the series, Paddington 2, hit cinemas in 2017.
A third installment will follow the first and second as it will be entirely funded by Studiocanal and produced by Heyday.
Sadly, Michael Bond, author of the Paddington books, passed away in 2017 at the age of 91 during production of the second film.
Michael Bond, author of the Paddington books, sent his bear back to Darkest Peru – in 1964, when he took a trip to celebrate his great-aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday (an event featured in Paddington 2).
On his way home, on a boat, Paddington dreams of being chased by a giant biscuit and has to turn to the ship’s doctor.
The two previous Paddington films have grossed over $500 million between them at the box office and are both BAFTA nominated.
Rumors are flying that Paddington In Peru will feature a mix of returning cast members and new stars.
In the first two films, Hugh Bonneville and Sally Hawkins played the kind Mr. and Mrs. Brown, who agree to take Paddington in to keep their children happy after they find him at Paddington station with a note saying “Please look after this bear”.
The Voice of Paddington: Ben Whishaw, who voices Paddington, is expected to return for the third episode
Julie Walters took on the role of busy housekeeper Mrs. Bird, Jim Broadbent played eccentric antiques dealer Mr. Gruber while Peter Capaldi portrayed the Browns’ nosy neighbor Mr. Curry.
After ditching Millicent Clyde, Nicole Kidman’s icy taxidermist in the first blockbuster, the second film welcomed the new A-listers as villains.
Hugh Grant joined the cast to play narcissistic idol Phoenix Buchanan who was out to cause trouble with Paddington.
Irish star Brendan Gleeson is also brought on board as Knuckles McGinty, the hulking and terrifying cook in the prison where Paddington finds himself imprisoned.
Astonishingly, it took nine years to make the first film, because every British studio passed it until French-owned StudioCanal jumped in, and was duly rewarded with global success.