‘The Smurfs 3’ in Development

Sony has hired writers Karey Kirkpatrick and Chris Poche to draft a sequel, just weeks after ‘The Smurfs 2’ begins production.

The Smurfs 3 already in development at Sony
The Smurfs 3 already in development at Sony
Two weeks ago, we reported that Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation commenced production on The Smurfs 2, which is set for release July 31, 2013. Today, Columbia Pictures has hired writers Karey Kirkpatrick and Chris Poche (Over The Hedge) to begin working on the script for The Smurfs 3.

Jordan Kerner, who produced The Smurfs and The Smurfs 2, is on board for the new sequel. It isn't known yet if Raja Gosnell will return to direct the third installment.

The Smurfs 2 is bringing back live-action cast members Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofía Vergara, and Hank Azaria, with voice actors Katy Perry (Smurfette), Jonathan Winters (Papa Smurf), Alan Cumming (Gutsy), Fred Armisen (Brainy), George Lopez (Grouchy), Anton Yelchin (Clumsy), and John Oliver (Vanity Smurf) also returning. It is too early to tell if they will all reprise their roles for The Smurfs 3.

The Smurfs 2 was released July 31st, 2013 and stars Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Brendan Gleeson, Jayma Mays, Jacob Tremblay, Nancy O'Dell, Karim Babin, Gaston Howard. The film is directed by Raja Gosnell.

Sources: Variety
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Comments (22)

  1. Hugoflores

    WE WANT HEFTY SMURF ON SMURFS 3! It's about time to have a full length Smurfs film with the best Smurf ever - Hefty Smurf - to kick Gargamel's butt and save Smurfette. Hefty is the strongest and the bravest one, it'd be the best Smurfs movie.

    1 year agoby @hugofloresFlag

  2. StephieBaybee

    Lol i am joking of course, i'll just send them to their nanas and put her thru it all lol x

    3 years agoby @steph-xFlag

  3. StephieBaybee

    Oh great!! I'll be damned if im watchin another 2 with the kids, think i'll just lock them in their rooms and slide food under the door for them n if i hear any of them sing that damn theme tune again i'll jump out the window lol x

    3 years agoby @steph-xFlag

  4. Salemwolf711


    3 years agoby @Salemwolf711Flag

  5. Monkeyiron 2.0

    Well Hefty better be in this i swear too goat!!

    3 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  6. WongFu

    I bet George wouldn't let him near his own franchise.

    3 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  7. WongFu

    So when Avatar 2 comes out, there will be mention of a fifth sequel.
    At least it's his version of Star Wars and I find it entertaining.

    3 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  8. ejk1

    I just read on IGN that Paddington Bear and Clifford The Big Red Dog are getting film adaptations. My excitement for the Smurfs has been surpassed.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  9. kingbrady

    @superman81 Avatar was a visual masterpiece, ya the story was a knockoff to Pocahontas but it was delivered flawlessly, i was sooooo surprised of its US totals....a very quiet $700 million....like Avengers made an explosion at $200 million and might reach $500 if its lucky ($257 million as of Wed.)

    3 years agoby @kingbradyFlag

  10. Superman81

    it kills me when studios plan 2 -3 movies ahead and dont even wait to see what they sequel will do. Like Cameron is already talking about Avatar 3 and 4 before 2 comes out. how does he know that Avatar 2 will be anywhere close to the first? most people didnt even like the first one at all. if you want great 3D but a weak ass story and sub par acting then go see Avatar

    3 years agoby @superman81Flag

  11. LuxoIII

    Haven't they done enough damage?

    3 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  12. ejk1


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  13. Dan

    There is no god.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  14. Dragon1991


    3 years agoby @Dragon1991Flag

  15. WongFu

    this just in Owe Ball will be directing Smurf 3

    3 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  16. Yannick Decorte

    James Cameron announces he will only do Smurf movies from now on.

    3 years agoby @yannick-decorteFlag

  17. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Breaking news! Sony is prepared to make a 6 picture deal, a new live action animated series, and a them park in Europe.

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  18. K.Guy

    Next thing you'll know, they'll be saying a 4.

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag

  19. ROFLitschristian


    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

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