Director and scribes to return for another sequel.

With ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’ hitting big at the box office – $275 million worldwide – New Line Cinema has decided to move forward with a third movie in the series.

Heat Vision reports that the studio has closed deals with ‘Journey 2’ director Brad Peyton and screenwriters Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn to return for a third movie, although no deals have yet been discussed with any returning cast members.

The third movie will be like its predecessors; a 3D family adventure based on the works of 19th century French writer Jules Verne. Talking to Heat Vision, Peyton said:

“I grew up a fan of Verne, so I know a lot about the mythologies, ‘Mysterious Island’ was one of eight or nine really seminal works. I know we’ve just scratched the surface of what we can do. This one’s going to be a lot bigger. We’re going to go to a completely different world. It’s just going to be a bigger experience, and we’re going to grow the mythology. ‘Journey 2’ was about rebooting a franchise; now it’s about making the seminal work in the franchise.”