CANNES — A sequel of Luc Jacquet’s “March of the Penguins,” the Oscar-winning documentary feature narrated by Morgan Freeman, is in the works, Variety has learned.
Titled “March Of The Penguins 2: The Call,” was shot mostly in 4K in the Antarctica last winter.
Wild Bunch has acquired international sales to the project and is shopping it at Cannes. Jacquet is back to direct it with Bonne Pioche and Paprika producing.
A U.S. studio is circling the project. CAA reps U.S. rights. Disney will release in France.
One of the highest-grossing documentaries of all time, “March of the Penguins” grossed $127.4 worldwide.
The sprawling and fascinating documentary follows the journey of emperor penguins of the South Pole as they travel to their traditional breeding grounds.