When last year’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid raised over $75 million ( Total Lifetime Grosses Domestic: $64,003,625 + Foreign: $11,696,873 = Worldwide: $75,700,498 ) at the box office on a $15 million budget, it didn’t take long for a sequel to be proclaimed. Even more so because Kinney’s “Wimpy Kid” series has thus far sold 42 million books.
As Roger Ebert stated in Chicago Sun-Times: “…it’s nimble, bright and funny. It doesn’t dumb down. It doesn’t patronize. It knows something about human nature. It isn’t as good as A Christmas Story, as few movies are, but it deserves a place in the same sentence.” Unless you are an elementary school kid, you probably have forgotten all about it. Now, without attracting notice, there’s a sequel coming, this one titled Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules.
The second live-action adaptation of Jeff Kinney‘s best-selling book has been set on March 25, 2011. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules is a realistic fiction novel written by American author and cartoonist Jeff Kinney, the second book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and is preceded by Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The narrator of the book is Greg Heffley, and it reads like a journal. This book is being made into a movie as the sequel for the film. The cover mainly depicts Rodrick shoving Greg. I certainly know that the fans would like to see all the books made into movies,” producer Brad Simpson said.
It follows Greg Heffley who is now on the seventh grade and dealing with problems, new and old, but none more prominent than the punishments of his older brother Rodrick. The original cast from the first movie, including Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Rachael Harris and Steve Zahn, all return (unfortunately, no Chloe Moretz this go around). So take a look at trailer which is debuted via Yahoo!