Nick Park has spoken previously about his desire to return to the world of Wallace & Gromit, and now it seems that following the success of Aardman’s festive collaboration with Netflix in the form of the critically acclaimed Robin Robin, they are once again teaming up with the streaming giant and the BBC for a brand new film featuring the Oscar-winning duo.
Netflix said in a statement that they were “delighted to announce the return of the iconic Wallace & Gromit. Nick Park is returning to his roots with a new film starring his beloved (and Oscar-winning) characters. The film will premiere exclusively on Netflix around the world except in the UK, where it will debut first on the BBC before also coming to Netflix. Nick has always wanted — indeed needed — to continue the adventures of these two characters that he knows so uniquely well.”
Park will direct the as-yet-untitled film alongside Aardman’s Creative Director of Wallace & Gromit, Merlin Crossingham, while Mark Burton is on scripting duties. Netflix has set a release date of 2024, while the streamer also has Aardman’s Chicken Run 2 – now officially titled Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget – set to arrive in 2023.
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