“Wimpy Kid” sequel in the works
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” adapts the second book in Jeff Kinney’s literary series, and will track the adventures of main character, Greg (Zachary Gordon), as he and his friends contend with middle school. The story’s focus, if it sticks to Kinney’s book, will center on a school talent show.
Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah, who wrote the original’s script, have been hired to write the second movie. But “Wimpy Kid” director Thor Freudenthal is unlikely to return, according to the L.A. Times. Right now, he’s circling the teen supernatural movie “Agnes Quill” at Paramount.
But multiple franchises have switched directors and thrived – from the “Harry Potter” films to the “Twilight” saga. So long as lead actor Gordon and his cast mates return – and they are signed for additional films – the second “Diary” should attract a similar-sized fan base.