There's a sequel to the Smurfs in the works. Sony has indeed announced that The Smurfs 2 has been greenlit. The first Smurfs movie was released only a few weeks ago, but it has already grossed more than $135 million, recouping its $110 million production budget. And since the theatrical run isn't even over yet and taking merchandising and later DVD releases into account, one can understand why Sony wants to keep milking the property and develop a franchise around the Smurfs.
The plot of the Smurfs 2 hasn't been revealed yet. No word if the original cast will return. We just have a release date: the Smurfs 2 will hit theaters on August 2, 2013 (Sony wisely chose another summer day).
Here's the trailer of the first Smurfs movie:
I went to see the Smurfs with my young niece and well, she did enjoy the film. For my part I wasn't much enthusiast about seeing it at first, but it turned out to be an entertaining family movie. So I guess a sequel is welcome.
Anyway, more information about the Smurfs 2 movie as soon as details emerge.