AceShowbiz - The long-gestating sequel to 2013's animated comedy "The Croods" is no longer happening at DreamWorks Animation and Universal Pictures. Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley announced on Thursday, November 10 that production on "The Croods 2" was already stopped, as reported by Variety.
Back in August, the studios hired new writers for the project, brothers Kevin and Dan Hageman. According to the site, trouble later occurred when the studios announced the film would be pushed back from December 22, 2017 to 2018. Additionally, the project was already in trouble even before DreamWorks moved from Fox to Universal.
However, an insider at Universal emphasized that the prehistoric-set family comedy could still happen one day. " 'The Croods' is still very much in the DreamWorks catalog," the anonymous source said. "It's not unheard of that it might be something someone takes a look at in the future."
"The Croods" was a big hit when it grossed $587.2 million worldwide on a budget of $135 million. It was directed by Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders. The animated flick boasted an A-list voice cast including Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds and Catherine Keener.