Both companies are co-financing and producing the sequel expected to premiere in 2017, in time for the original film’s tenth anniversary
Sony Pictures Animation and WWE Studios have partnered to roll out an animated sequel to Surf’s Up, the 2007 Academy Award nominated action-comedy surrounding surfing penguins. Both companies are co-financing and producing the movie expected to premiere in 2017, in time for the original films’ tenth anniversary.
Surf’s Up 2: Wave Mania will be distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment with WWE Studios providing marketing support by leveraging its extensive multi-platform reach. It is being produced by Michelle Wong and features computer animation from Rainmaker Entertainment. Abdul Williams is writing the screenplay.
Cody Maverick, hungry for a new challenge, convinces an infamous big wave riding crew known as The Hang 5, voiced by WWE legends John Cena, The Undertaker, Triple H, Diva Paige, and Mr. McMahon, to let him join them on their journey to a mysterious surf spot known as The Trenches.
The destination is where legend has it, the biggest waves in the world can be found. Cody soon discovers that the life he left behind might be more heroic than what any death-defying wave has to offer. Genndy Tartakovsky’s protégé, Henry Yu, makes his directorial debut with the project.
“We are thrilled to be working with Sony Pictures Animation to bring Cody Maverick back to audiences for more adventures, paired with our WWE Superstars in what promises to be a fun animated film for the entire family,” said Michael Luisi, President of WWE Studios.