Twenty years after it hit cinemas, producer Gary Goetzman says that a sequel to Robert Zemeckis’ early CG animated holiday feature “The Polar Express” is currently being “worked out”.

Goetzman, who served as a producer on the original and is currently out promoting Apple’s “Masters of the Air” series, revealed to today that talks have taken place about the potential making of a sequel.

He adds that he’d also love to do a “Where The Wild Things Are 2” and a third “Mamma Mia” feature – though none of these are greenlit at this time. When asked specifically about a ‘Polar’ sequel he says:

“Listen, I’d love to [do The Polar Express 2]. I’d love to do a sequel of ‘Where The Wild Things Are.’ There’s a lot of the things that we’ve done, if it established itself, branded itself, those movies, studios want another one. That’s the way it goes. I’m up for Mamma Mia 3, man. That would be a ball to do right about now.

But it becomes, there’s so much involved with, ‘Who’s artistic property would that be? Would that be?’ It’s just not like, ‘Hey, let’s go do another free sailing! So, they all take time and that’s okay because we don’t mind things going slowly. But that is trying to be worked out now, for sure, Polar 2. Yes.”

“Polar Express” was is based on Chris Van Allsburg’s 1985 children’s book of the same name and was one of the first films to extensively use motion capture to animate live-action performances.

Tom Hanks, Nona Gaye, Peter Scolari, and Eddie Deezen co-starred on the project about a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole.

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