'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs' Sequel Will Be an Original Story

July 7, 2011
Source: 24 Frames

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

In a perfect storm of animation that didn't come from Pixar this time, Sony Pictures Animation delivered a hilarious and fantastic movie in the form of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs back in 2009. We know that a sequel was put into development back in April of 2010, but directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller wouldn't be back to direct (they're on 21 Jump Street). Since the film was loosely based on the children's book of the same name, it was said the sequel book, titled Pickles in Pittsburgh, would inform the sequel. However, 24 Frames reports the sequel will instead be an original story, and there are new writers attached.

Apparently the writing team of John Francis Daley (formerly a star of "Freaks and Geeks" and "Bones") and Jonathan Goldstein are writing a new draft of the script. The duo have been on a hot streak lately having written Horrible Bosses and the upcoming magician comedy Burt Wonderstone starring Steve Carell. Since the first film deviated so much from the original children's book, I'm not surprised the sequel won't be using the second book at all. Honestly, since Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs found a great comedic niche, I can't wait to see how the sequel turns out. As for who might direct, no names were given, but apparently the studio is looking to bring up someone from the first film who worked on developing the story to take over.

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Wait wait wait...a movie based on a book with no follow up is going to have a sequel and it's going to be ORIGINAL!?! ZOMG!!!!!1111!

Nate Carroll on Jul 7, 2011


 What? No, the book does have a sequel, as is clearly in the text.

Hans on Jul 7, 2011


Let's hope the sequel can't run away from its own shoes. Cloudy was such a surprise for me—and I love the book—I felt as though the movie stood on its own, I was thoroughly impressed and enjoyed the hell out of it. I can only hope the sequel has the same comedic vibes and brings us something just as good as the original.

Voice of Reason on Jul 7, 2011


The first movie was utter crap.

Van on Jul 7, 2011


The first movie was great fun, and I enjoyed it much more than any Pixar film since The Incredibles.

RobNZ on Jul 7, 2011


get Kurt Russell ! Escape from Chew-and-swallow!!!

astroboy3000 on Jul 8, 2011


I am so excited! I love this movie more then my kids! Ty

Dananderica on Aug 17, 2011



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