Warners hires writers for “Yogi Bear” movie sequel

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back into Jelly­stone Park, Warner Bros. has signed the team of Joshua Sternin and Jef­frey Ven­ti­m­ilia to write a sequel to last December’s live-action/CG ani­mated movie Yogi Bear.

The two pre­vi­ously col­lab­o­rated on the script for Fox’s Rio and Dream­Works’ Mr. Peabody & Sher­man — the lat­ter set for release in 2004.

Once again, the Yogi opus will be pro­duced by Don­ald De Line and Karen Rosen­felt. Andrew Haas is the exec­u­tive pro­ducer, while Jon Berg is the super­vi­sor for WB.

More suc­cess­ful than first pre­dicted, the ini­tial Yogi hybrid film opened in mid-December with just $16.4 mil­lion at the North Amer­i­can box office. It then showed its claws and made over $100 mil­lion in the United States — and another $100 mil­lion in other countries.

In that film, Brad Copeland joined Sternin and Ven­ti­m­ilia as the scriptwriters.

[Via Vari­ety http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118037674]

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