October 27, 2008 06:54:36 GMT
Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath, the helmer duo of 'Madagascar' sequel, 'Escape 2 Africa', hinted that Alex and his friends may still make stops around the world in 'Madagascar 3'.
Despite studio executive's hope on bringing back Alex the lion and his friends to their New York home for the third film, "Madagascar 3" could see the lost zoo animals having an adventure on other exotic places before heading to the Big Apple. The possibility has been opened up by co-directors Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath on "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" Los Angeles premiere.
Discussing their plan on future "Madagascar" movie, McGrath gave out hints that Alex and co. can make other stops first before coming back to New York. "We'd like to see the characters get back to New York - that's where they started," he said. "But there are great opportunities for stops around the world." Showing his support to the idea, Darnell came out with interesting suggestions on the stops saying, "Maybe Tahiti or Bora Bora."
Back in August, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg has revealed that the studio have made plan on developing another sequel to "Madagascar". At the time, he confessed, "Escape 2 Africa is the second chapter in one story. There is at least one more chapter. We ultimately want to see the characters make it back to New York."
Regardless on where the third movie will take place, the second "Madagascar" movie, "Escape 2 Africa", will be coming out in theaters on November 7. It will see the new adventure of Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they crash-land in the vast plain of Africa. It features the voice-cast that include Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer and the late Bernie Mac.