A little over a year ago we shared details on Disney+’s upcoming Night at the Museum animated sequel Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again. Today, we finally get some new information on the project.
According to Film Music Reporter, Composer John Paesano, who recently scored the streamers Cheaper By The Dozen reboot, as well as their Diary of a Wimpy Kid animated movie, has signed on to score the fourth entry in the museum franchise.
Centering on Larry Daley (Ben Stiller)’s son Nick, the film will see him attempt to follow in his father’s footsteps as a nightguard.
The movie will see the return of the comical Egyptian villain from Night At The Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Kahmunrah (played by Hank Azaria). Other characters returning for the Disney+ movie include the loveable cowboy Jedediah (played by Owen Wilson), the Roman Legionnaire, who banters with Jedediah, Octavius (played by Steve Coogan), the 26th President, and who will become Nicks supporter Teddy (played by Robin Williams), famous Native American, and Sacagawea (played by Mizou Peck). Also joining the adventure is French heroine Joan of Arc, who joins the group and helps build Nick’s confidence.
The film isn’t expected to bring back any of the aforementioned actors from the big-screen trilogy, instead, the studio is looking for fresh takes on the characters, so don’t expect anyone coming into the animated film trying to put on a Robin Williams or Owen Wilson impression.
21 Laps Entertainment’s Shawn Levy (Free Guy, Real Steel) who directed all three live-action movies is producing the project. 20th Century Fox’s three-film Night At The Museum series grossed north of $540 million domestically and over $1.3 billion worldwide. A fourth live-action film is in very early development for Disney and is said to be eyed for the big screen.