It's what we've all been waiting for... the chickens are back with Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget - a sequel to the 2000 classic.
The highly-anticipated sequel has been talked about for a long time now, and we finally have a release date to mark on our calendars.
Watch the trailer below:
Speaking of Netflix's upcoming release, director Sam Fell said: "They say a movie is only as good as its villain and Ginger’s nemesis, Mrs Tweedy is one of the all-time greats. Now she’s out to take industrial-scale revenge on all chicken-kind with the Dawn of the Nugget.
"We’ve had so much fun working with Miranda Richardson to transform Melisha Tweedy into the ultimate 1960’s super-villain. Miranda has a unique understanding of drama and comedy, making you laugh while scaring the pants off you in the exact same moment.
"Also rounding out our fantastic cast is Peter Serafinowicz playing Reginald Smith, a slightly bemused businessman visiting Mrs Tweedy’s giant nugget factory. It takes a particular kind of comic genius to play the foil to Miranda Richardson’s hilariously frightening archvillain. Peter pulls it off with effortless finesse."
Meanwhile, an official synopsis for the film reads: "From the multi Academy and BAFTA award-winning Aardman (Creature Comforts, Wallace & Gromit, and Shaun the Sheep), and Academy Award® and BAFTA-nominated director Sam Fell (ParaNorman and Flushed Away, respectively), comes Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget, the eagerly anticipated sequel to the beloved and highest-grossing stop-motion animated film of all time, Chicken Run.
"Having pulled off a death-defying escape from Tweedy’s farm, Ginger (Thandiwe Newton) has finally found her dream - a peaceful island sanctuary for the whole flock, far from the dangers of the human world.
"When she and Rocky (Zachary Levi) hatch a little girl called Molly (Bella Ramsey), Ginger’s happy ending seems complete. But back on the mainland the whole of chicken-kind faces a new and terrible threat. For Ginger and her team, even if it means putting their own hard-won freedom at risk - this time, they’re breaking in!"
Believe it or not, the original Chicken Run released some 23 years ago now, with some fans wondering whether they would have to wait 25 years for the sequel.
But thankfully, Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget will hit Netflix on 15 December this year.
That's right! Just a few months away.Featured Image Credit: Netflix
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