Get ready for another 'English' lesson.

Variety brings news that Universal is planning a sequel to its 2003 comedy 'Johnny English.' Rowan Atkinson will be reprising his role as the eponymous character, a bumbling British spy who somehow manages to save the day, despite his epic incompetence.

Universal announcing plans to do a new installment in a relatively successful comedy franchise comes as no surprise, as the studio has been struggling lately with a series of commercially unsuccessful "serious" films like 'Public Enemies,' 'State of Play' and 'Green Zone.' Universal also recently scrapped production on the thriller 'Cartel' a mere five weeks before shooting was scheduled to commence. The revenge drama was set to star Josh Brolin. Get ready for another 'English' lesson.

Variety brings news that Universal is planning a sequel to its 2003 comedy 'Johnny English.' Rowan Atkinson will be reprising his role as the eponymous character, a bumbling British spy who somehow manages to save the day, despite his epic incompetence.

Universal announcing plans to do a new installment in a relatively successful comedy franchise comes as no surprise, as the studio has been struggling lately with a series of commercially unsuccessful "serious" films like 'Public Enemies,' 'State of Play' and 'Green Zone.' Universal also recently scrapped production on the thriller 'Cartel' a mere five weeks before shooting was scheduled to commence. The revenge drama was set to star Josh Brolin.

Oliver Parker will direct the project from a script by 'Mr. Bean's Holiday's' Hamish McColl. Production on the sequel is set to begin in August.

'Johnny English' found modest business in the U.S., earning about $28 million at the box office. However, it was a huge success overseas, eventually bringing in $161 million, worldwide.
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