After almost two decades, fans can rejoice as they get to relive the slapstick comedy flick The Animal in the cinema yet again as the cult classic gets ready for a sequel!
Rob Schneider will return to the sequel and star again as Marvin Mange as The sequel has gotten the green light to start filming, with Schneider co-writing the screenplay with his wife Patricia Schneider and his writing partner Jamie Lissow. He is also on board to direct and produce the film alongside Michael McConnell of Zero Gravity management.
What Is The Animal?
The Animal is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Luke Greenfield, written by Rob Schneider and Tom Brady, and starring Schneider, Colleen Haskell, John C. McGinley, and Adam Sandler. The film depicts a police station evidence clerk who is critically injured and is put back together by a mad scientist who transplants animal parts, resulting in strange changes to his behavior.
Due to these circumstances, Marvin Mange (Schneider) now possesses animalistic instincts and heightened senses, which help him in his endeavors to become a full-fledged cop. The whole story of this movie is so ridiculous that you will hold your stomach and laugh your guts out whenever Mange tries to do something, only get into trouble in comically expert ways. The situations will make you come to tears, in more ways than one, and all this is under the wraps of a PG-13 rating.
Though the film received negative reviews from critics, the sales of this movie reached $85 million at the box office, and there is still a fanbase that reveres this film as a cult classic and wants more of The Animal.
What To Expect From The Animal 2?
According to the sequel’s official logline, Marvin Mange has turned into “an old dog” who now needs to “learn new tricks” as he embarks on a hunt to track down a new so-called “uber-animal”, who is much more powerful than he is. The sequel will introduce a retired Marvin who gets into another accident and has to be put together with new animal parts again. This procedure keeps him in an animalistic state as he attempts to take on a menacing beast that is threatening a town.
The Animal 2 is set to begin production early next year and will premiere on the free-streaming platform Tubi at some point in 2023. An official release date has not been confirmed yet.