#DeadmanSurfing – Sony Pictures Animation and WWE Studios announce ‘Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania’
In a surprising twist, Sony Pictures Animation and WWE Studios (yes, that still exists) announced a straight-to-home sequel to “Surf’s Up”, the movie with surfing penguins, titled “Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania”. Co-financed and co-produced by both companies, the movie is expected to be released in 2017, just in time for the original movie’s 10th anniversary. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will be distributing “Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania”, while WWE Studios will handle the marketing aspect.
WWE.com shares this bit about the movie earlier today:
Cody Maverick, hungry for a new challenge, convinces an infamous big-wave-riding crew known as The Hang 5, voiced by WWE Superstars John Cena, The Undertaker, Triple H, WWE Diva Paige and Mr. McMahon, to let him join them on their journey to a mysterious surf spot known as The Trenches, where, legend has it, they’ll find the biggest waves in the world. 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 (story artist on “Sym-Bionic Titan” and both “Hotel Transylvania” feature films) makes his directorial debut with this project, which is produced by Michelle Wong (production manager on “Hotel Transylvania 2”) and features computer animation from Rainmaker Entertainment Inc. Abdul Williams (“Lottery Ticket”) is writing the screenplay.
Here’s what Haitch, Big-game John and The Diva of Tomorrow has to say about their roles.
I've done a lot of stuff…but voice Hunter the penguin? That's a first. Excited for Surf's Up 2: Wavemania! pic.twitter.com/NS3DD8szL8
— Triple H (@TripleH) March 1, 2016
This was a lot of fun…sometimes you just have to ride the wave! Get ready for Surf’s Up 2 : Wavemania! pic.twitter.com/wHxccq0F4t
— John Cena (@JohnCena) March 1, 2016
This is MY house…errr ocean. Check out Paige the penguin in Surf's Up 2: Wavemania! pic.twitter.com/Z3z85mQCC1
— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) March 1, 2016
Can’t wait to see Otter McMahon in action, seriously.