The sequel of adventure comedy The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: Sponge Out of Water has been announced and will be released next year in February, reports Contactmusic.The 2004 prequel of the film was based on the popular television cartoon series SpongeBob SquarePants, which shows the adventures of the title character and his various friends. The sequel will be produced by Nickelodeon & Paramount pictures.
The storyline of the film is yet to be revealed but it is expected to take the endeavours of SpongeBob forward. It will feature the same voice cast as that of the first film: including Tom Kenny as SpongeBob and Bill Fagerbakke as Patrick Star.
The film's poster has been released, which shows SpongeBob making a departure in terms of animation, as the film looks to be more CG animated as opposed to being a cartoon, like the television series and the previous film.
The movie will be directed and screen written by Paul Tibbitt, who was a writer for the television series from 1999 until 2004. He was also the screenwriter and storyboard artist for the first film, but this will be his first time as a director.
Actor Antonio Banderas will play a pirate in both live action parts of the film as well as animated parts. Former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash is also set to appear in the film, although his role is yet to be announced.