Paul King will return to write and direct a sequel to Paddington, according to Deadline. King was persued by producer David Heyman and StudioCanal to help create what they hope will become the second film in a long-running franchise.
King helped the first Paddington become a critical and financial success, grossing $260 million.
Paddington is based on the children’s book series by British author Michael Bond.
In the first film, after a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear (Ben Whishaw) makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the London train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry (Hugh Bonneville) and Mary Brown (Sally Hawkins).