According to Variety, principle photography will start on May 10th for a sequel to The Railway Children, the beloved classic movie from 1970 by Lionel Jefferies, based on the novel by E Nesbit.
The Railway Children Return (yes, that’s seriously what it’s being called at the moment), will be shooting in locations around the UK, including Oaskworth Station, Haworth, The Bronte Parsonage and the iconic Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, which were all locations in the original movie.
It’s set to star Jenny Agutter (this will be her fourth time she’s appeared in something about The Railway Children), reprising her role from the original movie, Sheridan Smith and Tom Courtenay, plus a new generation of railway children.
The plot details are:
“The Railway Children Return” follows a group of children who are evacuated to a Yorkshire village during WWII, where they encounter a young soldier who, like them, is far from home.
It’s not exactly known how this sequel will work. It’s being made 50 years after the original, but takes place during WWII. The math seems a little off, at least from what we know as of right now about the movie.
It’s being directed by Morgan Matthews who has directed Williams and When Harry Left Hogwarts. It’s being written by Danny Brocklehurst and produced by Jemma Rodgers for Studiocanal.
The release for the sequel is set for 1st April 2022.