Tuesday 27 June 2017

Mendes reveals Rio sequel likely

A sequel to the hit animated movie Rio is being planned
A sequel to the hit animated movie Rio is being planned

Sergio Mendes has scored an Oscar nomination for his song Real In Rio and revealed the animated film will most likely have a sequel.

The Brazilian musician said Rio director Carlos Saldanha may want to tie the sequel to the 2014 World Cup, which will take place in Brazil.

"Fox has been talking about (it) and it looks like it's going to happen," Mendes said. "We're going to have a meeting I think next week and Carlos is coming to town to tell us the story, and it looks like it's a go."

Fox said in an email that the "success of the first film was the start of a franchise", but added that no script or deals are in place.

Rio was released last year. The film is about birds adventuring to Rio de Janeiro, with voices by Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway.

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