Netflix’s The Sea Beast is Getting a Sequel
Netflix’s most high-profile animated film of 2022 was maybe understandably Pinocchio, however the streamer did launch another fairly strong animated options and exhibits all through final yr. A kind of was The Sea Beast, a enjoyable throwback CG movie about sailors looking down large underwater creatures, and a movie that we referred to as one of many yr’s best animated outings. Excellent news: we’re getting one other one.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, its director and co-writer Chris Williams has inked a cope with Netflix that features a Sea Beast sequel. The second film is anticipated to carry again the primary movie’s main duo, Jacob Holland (Karl City) and his adoptive daughter Maisie Brumble (Zaris-Angel Hator). In line with THR, the primary film was a success for Netflix; the most-viewed animated film within the streamer’s 25-year historical past, and the second-longest time in Netflix’s Prime 10 for the yr at seven straight weeks.
“I by no means thought past the primary film. We weren’t planning for a collection,” stated Williams, who added that Netflix had been extremely type to him whereas making the primary film. Although the primary film ended fairly neatly, he did provide up the concept of a sequel exhibiting Jacob and Maisie now having to really regulate to being a household. “Abruptly Jacob is a mother or father, a mother or father to an particularly willful child, proper? […] So the concept of the challenges of this new household grew to become attention-grabbing to me.”
Additionally on Williams’ docket with Netflix is an authentic fantasy movie. That movie, which at the moment stays untitled, was described as having a scope just like Lord of the Rings and Sport of Thrones, because it’ll have “an enormous world with a number of occasions happening exterior the story being informed,” whereas nonetheless feeling as full as The Sea Beast. However by way of tone, Williams likened it to The Princess Bride: “I need to have enjoyable with a few of the conventions…It’s not parody and it’s not making enjoyable of it, nevertheless it has a perspective that’s mild and refreshing.”
Each tasks are being developed by Williams facet by facet, although at the very least a kind of will find yourself being co-directed by Sea Beast story head Owen Sullivan. So far as which one comes first, that’s up within the air, however ought to issues go Williams’ means, he’ll be capable to tout each motion pictures on his resume within the close to future. “The intention is to in the end make them each.”
G/O Media could get a fee
Need extra io9 information? Take a look at when to anticipate the most recent Marvel, Star Wars, and Star Trek releases, what’s subsequent for the DC Universe on film and TV, and all the pieces you might want to find out about the way forward for Doctor Who.