The Night At The Museum movies have proved very lucrative for 20th Century Fox, so it’s not surprising that they’d like a third adventure. Now that movie is going forward with Coming Soon reporting that Ben Stiller is set to return as security guard Larry Daley, with Shawn Levy once more directing. The studio must be pretty confident it’ll happen, as they’ve already slated a December 25the, 2014 release date.
A third adventure was first mooted back in December 2010, when screenwriter Thomas Lennon, who wrote the first two films with Ben Garant, hinted that a sequel was being written.
There’s no info on what the story will be this time around, but it’s fair to assume that Larry Daley will once more be dealing with museum exhibits coming to life after the lights go off in the evening. The first film was set at New York’s Museum of Natural History, while the secong moved the action to Washington’s Smithsonian. It’s not known if a third museum will be involved in the new movie.