FOX Studio is reportedly developing a sequel to the 2007 “The Simpsons Movie.”
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, FOX Chief Executive Stacey Snider said that they have “emphasized a revamp of Fox’s approach to animation, bringing in a new partner to replace an expired deal with DreamWorks Animation after it was acquired by Comcast Corp.” Adding that “The film studio is partnering with the Fox Television studio on a big-screen adaptation of the animated series “Bob’s Burgers” and a “Family Guy” film that would mix animation with live action, said people with knowledge of the projects.”
Rumors of a sequel first made rounds in 2014. James L. Brooks, one of the producers of the first movie, stated that FOX has approached them and requested that they make a sequel. But Brooks further expounded that there were no immediate plans, saying “We’ve been asked to [develop it], but we haven’t. We’re doing a lot of other stuff.”
The 2007 film amassed an estimated $527,068,706 after its theatrical run and was a critical success. It featured a lot of cameos like Tom Hanks, Edward Norton, and the punk rock band Green Day, to name a few.
Read the full synopsis of the movie:
The combination of Homer, his new pet pig, and a leaky silo full of excrement triggers a disaster that threatens not just Springfield but the entire world. An angry mob descends on the Simpson home, splitting the family. With Earth’s fate in the balance, Homer sets out on a quest for redemption in order to save the world and earn Marge’s forgiveness.
Check out one of the more memorable clips from the first “The Simpsons Movie” below.