After three-and-a-half years in development, Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation have pulled the plug on The Croods 2.
According to Variety, there had been doubts about proceeding with the project prior to Comcast’s purchase of DreamWorks Animation earlier this year, with the decision made on Thursday to halt production on the sequel to the 2013 CG-animated hit.
The Croods was released in February 2013; centering on a prehistoric family, the film featured the voice talents of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener and Clark Duke, and grossed a solid $587.2 million worldwide from a $135 million budget.
Despite the project’s cancellation, a source tells Variety that: “The Croods is still very much in the DreamWorks catalog. It’s not unheard of that it might be something someone takes a look at in the future.”