Following the unbridled success that was March Of The Penguins in 2005, it's been a little odd that a sequel wasn't put into production much sooner.
Maybe it's because, well, March Of The Penguins was a complete fluke? Let's be honest about it - nobody could have expected a documentary about penguins, narrated by Morgan Freeman, would get all the way to the Academy Awards and become a cultural phenomenon? You'd be daft for thinking of it, but here we are.
March Of The Penguins grossed $127,400,000 in its entire run and won the Best Documentary gong at the 2006 Oscars, so it's not all that surprising that a sequel is in the works. According to reports, the sequel - entitled March Of The Penguins 2: The Call - has been filming in Antarctica in the winter of 2015 using 4K cameras.
What's more, director Luc Jacquet has returned to direct, however there's been no word yet if Morgan Freeman is narrating the feature. Currently, the film is being shopped at the Cannes Film Festival and a major US studio is interested. There's been no official word on a release date and it's unlikely that the documentary will see the light of day in 2016, but one thing's for sure - it's likely going to do huge business upon its eventual release.
In the meantime, here's a little snifter of the original to remind you of just how good the original was.