We are now living in Donald Trump’s America. In this America, anything you can imagine is possible, even if what you imagine – like a wrestling-themed sequel to Sony’s Surf’s Up – makes absolutely no sense.
Sony Pictures Animation and WWE Studios have announced that they will co-finance and produce Surf’s Up 2: Wavemania. The direct-to-video project will be released next spring through Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, in time for the original film’s tenth anniversary.
Abdul Williams (writer of the urban-comedy Lottery Ticket) will script Surf’s Up 2, and story artist Henry Yu will make his directorial debut. Yu’s previous credits include Sym-Bionic Titan and both Hotel Transylvania movies. Here’s an interview with Yu in which he explains his artistic background and work history: