Get ready for another 'English' lesson.

Variety brings news that Universal is planning a sequel to its 2003 comedy 'Johnny English.' Rowan Atkinson will be reprising his role as the eponymous character, a bumbling British spy who somehow manages to save the day, despite his epic incompetence.

Universal announcing plans to do a new installment in a relatively successful comedy franchise comes as no surprise, as the studio has been struggling lately with a series of commercially unsuccessful "serious" films like 'Public Enemies,' 'State of Play' and 'Green Zone.' Universal also recently scrapped production on the thriller 'Cartel' a mere five weeks before shooting was scheduled to commence. The revenge drama was set to star Josh Brolin. img hspace="4" vspace="4" border="1" align="right" id="vimage_2875155" alt="" src="http://www.blogcdn.com/blog.moviefone.com/media/2010/04/johnnyenglish200.jpg" />Get ready for another 'English' lesson.

Variety brings news that Universal is planning a sequel to its 2003 comedy 'Johnny English.' Rowan Atkinson will be reprising his role as the eponymous character, a bumbling British spy who somehow manages to save the day, despite his epic incompetence.

Universal announcing plans to do a new installment in a relatively successful comedy franchise comes as no surprise, as the studio has been struggling lately with a series of commercially unsuccessful "serious" films like 'Public Enemies,' 'State of Play' and 'Green Zone.' Universal also recently scrapped production on the thriller 'Cartel' a mere five weeks before shooting was scheduled to commence. The revenge drama was set to star Josh Brolin.

Oliver Parker will direct the project from a script by 'Mr. Bean's Holiday's' Hamish McColl. Production on the sequel is set to begin in August.

'Johnny English' found modest business in the U.S., earning about $28 million at the box office. However, it was a huge success overseas, eventually bringing in $161 million, worldwide.
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