Nativity 3 pressing ahead

News Simon Brew 14 Jan 2013 - 07:17

After the commercial success of Nativity 2, Nativity 3 is now on the way...

One of the hits of the Christmas season in the UK was the David Tennant-headlined sequel, Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger. Tennant took over starring duties from Martin Freeman, who led the original, and both films have proven to be commercial successes.

So much so that it's now been revealed that a Nativity 3 is in the words. Talking to the Birmingham Mail, director Debbie Isitt said that "as an independent, low-budget filmmaker who uses improvisation with young children, I could not be more thrilled about the chance to make a trilogy".

Isitt revealed that she's been asked by Entertainment One to make a third film in the series, and the Midlands-based director is excited by the opportunity. She's got one or two projects to fit in first, but the plan is to shoot Nativity 3 towards the end of this year, for release at the back end of 2014.

"I don't know what the story will be or who will be in it yet", she said, "but I would hope to get Mr Maddens back to meet Mr Peterson". So: David Tennant and Martin Freeman in the same film, then? We'll keep you posted...

Birmingham Mail.

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