New Line Prepares Second 3-D Journey

New Line has committed to a sequel to last summer’s Journey to the Center of the Earth in 3-D.

The Hollywood Reporter says the film will see director Eric Brevig return and take a hand in developing the script. Also returning are producers Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson, along with Walden Media and Charlotte Huggins. Actors Brendan Fraser and Josh Hutcherson are expected to return as well.

The script is being developed from a spec fantasy script by Robert Outten, that will be adapted to the characters from the first Journey.

New Line will finance the sequel without the help of Walden Media, which co-financed the original.