A sequel to animated movie Chicken Run (2000) is in development.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Aardman Animations is working with StudioCanal and Pathe on the follow-up. Sam Fell is in the director’s chair, with Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell on screenplay duties.

Paul Kewley will produce, while Aardman Animations’ co-founders, Peter Lord and David Sproxton are on board as executive producers.

No details on when the movie will hit cinema screens just yet, but it won’t be until after the release of the next Aardman movie – Shaun the Sheep Movie Farmageddon. The sequel to Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) is due in theatres next year.

And should you have already forgotten just how good Chicken Run was (it has been 18 years since it was released) here’s the trailer…