The Secret Life Of Pets is one of the big surprise hits of the summer – and it’s getting a sequel. Quickly.
Illumination’s new animated movie has already helped itself to $300m at the US box office, although at the time of writing, it’s not travelled as well as the firm’s other popular animated creation, the Minions. Thus far, The Secret Life Of Pets has picked up just over $100m in total elsewhere in the world, although it does have a good number of territories yet to open in.
Bottom line, though, is it’s one of the few movies this summer to perform above expectations. And as such, a sequel is being quickly shifted into production.
Very quickly, as it happens. The Secret Life Of Pets 2 will be with us in just two years. That’s breathtakingly quick for an animated feature.
The Secret Life Of Pets 2 will be released on July 13th 2018, and Chris Renaud is returning to direct the follow-up. Screenwriter Brian Lynch too is penning the script once again.
Expect most of the voice cast to return as well, although it’s early days on that front.