'Rio' (The CGI Thing? With the Birds?) Getting World Cup-Timed Sequel

January 26, 2012

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The voices of Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway will once again be returning to the CGI beaks that earned over $484 million worldwide. In other words, there's going to be another Rio movie, and in an effort to once again appeal broadly to international markets--over 70% of the massive gross came from non-domestic sales--this time it's going to align itself with fútbol instead of the popular American sport of sitting around playing Angry Birds.

As Rio song contributor Sérgio Mendes told Hitfix:

Mendes said "Rio" director Carlos Saldanha may want to tie the sequel to the 2014 World Cup, which will take place in Brazil.


"I think the plan is for the movie to come three or four months before the World Cup," Mendes said Tuesday afternoon.

"Fox has been talking about (it) and it looks like it's going to happen," he continued. "We're going to have a meeting I think next week and [director Carlos Saldanha] is coming to town to tell us the story, and it looks like it's a go."

Now that Blu and Jewel, the last of the blue macaws, are together, I guess we'll at last get to the business of watching them repopulate their species. About time, too, because I was just thinking how I don't know what birds fucking looks like, and I was going to give in to YouTube if 20th Century Fox wasn't going to take care of it in 3D.

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