‘Paddington 3’ Finds Its Director for ‘In Peru’ – The Hollywood Reporter

Break out the marmalade, Paddington 3 has discovered its director.

Award-winning advertisements filmmaker Dougal Wilson has been tapped to direct the most recent installment of the hit circle of relatives movie franchise from StudioCanal and Heyday Films, titled Paddington in Peru.

Wilson will likely be making his theatrical function debut at the challenge after an extended occupation within the song video and business house. Wilson is taking up directing tasks from Paul King, who was once at the back of the primary two Paddington live-action motion pictures and is lately running on Warner Bros.’ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory prequel, Wonka, which stars Timothee Chalamet.

Paddington in Peru will start foremost images in 2023, filming on location in each London and Peru. (The latter locale is Paddington’s local house, having traveled from “darkest Peru” to Paddington station, the place his adventures in London started.)

“After ten years of working on the Paddington movies, I feel absurdly protective of the little bear, and I’m delighted that Dougal will be there to hold his paw as he embarks on his third big-screen adventure,” stated King. “Dougal’s work is never less than astounding: funny, beautiful, heartfelt, imaginative, and totally original. Aunt Lucy once asked us to ‘Please Look After This Bear.’ I know Dougal will do so admirably.”

Wilson introduced, “As a huge fan of the first two films, I am very excited (if not a little intimidated) to be continuing the story of Paddington. It’s a massive responsibility, but all my efforts will be focussed on making a third film that honours the love so many people have for this very special bear.”

King will keep at the challenge as an govt manufacturer and wrote the tale for the movie with earlier Paddington collaborators Simon Farnaby and Mark Burton. Burton, Jon Foster and James Lamont wrote the script.

StudioCanal and Heyday Films are partnering at the movie after running in combination on each Paddington 1 and 2, with StudioCanal totally financing.

The solid and plot of the 3rd movie continues to be lately being stored beneath wraps. Ben Wishaw has lengthy voiced the titular endure, who previously motion pictures was once observed entering adventures with the Brown circle of relatives, led by means of Sally Hawkins and Hugh Bonneville.

The Paddington motion pictures had been each a business and important luck for StudioCanal, grossing greater than $500 million on the international field place of work. The first two motion pictures have a 97 p.c and 99 p.c contemporary score on Rotten Tomatoes, respectively, and feature reached cult standing as neatly. Recently, the flicks have been referenced within the plot of Nicolas Cage starrer The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, whilst Paddington participated within the Queen of England’s Platinum Jubilee party previous this month.

StudioCanal CEO Anna Marsh and EVP of Global Production Ron Halpern showed the scoop of Wilson’s hiring, announcing, “We have long been huge admirers of Dougal’s work, his stunning visual creativity, his storytelling, heart, emotion and humour. We are so thrilled that Dougal will be directing the third Paddington film. We look forward to bringing Paddington back to Peru for his next big screen adventure.”

Added produced David Heyman: “After an exacting search, we’re delighted that the brilliant Dougal Wilson will be directing the third Paddington film. A much-garlanded legend within the Commercials world, we have long admired Dougal’s virtuoso work, and his gift for directing with heart, humour, surprise, and vivid imaginative flair. He’s a wonderfully inventive kindred spirit for Paddington’s latest adventure with the Browns, and we’re thrilled to be working with him.”

While Wilson has but to direct a Hollywood function, he’s prolific within the business and song video house. He has labored with manufacturers like Apple, AT&T, and Ikea, and has directed well known Christmas commercials for UK division retailer John Lewis. His song video paintings spans artists like LCD Soundsystem and Coldplay. Wilson has earned each DGA and Grammy nominations, whilst his Channel 4 Paralympics advert, “We’re the Superhumans”, garnered two Black D&AD Pencils and the Film Grand Prix at Cannes Lions.

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