'Paddington 3' has a new director and an official title.
Filmmaker Dougal Wilson replaces Paul King, who directed both of the previous 'Paddington' films but is currently working on the 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' prequel 'Wonka'. The title of the new film is now known. It should read 'Paddington in Peru'.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Wilson said: "As a huge fan of the first two films, I am very excited, if not a little intimidated, to continue the Paddington story. It's a big responsibility, but all of my efforts will be focused on making a third film that honors the love that so many people have for this very special bear."
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King will nevertheless remain on board the project as executive producer, while also creating the story alongside 'Paddington' collaborators Simon Farnaby and Mark Burton. Burton wrote the screenplay in collaboration with Jon Foster and James Lamont.
King added: "After ten years working on the Paddington films, I feel absurdly protective of the little bear and I'm excited that Dougal will be there to hold his paw as he embarks on his third adventure on the big one canvas.”