Cloudy-with-a-Chance-of-Meatballs-2After the brilliant success of the original 2009 film, Sony Pictures Animation will be picking things up right where they left off this autumn/fall in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.

We saw a brilliant first look at the film earlier in the year, when we got a first look image of some of the wonderful new creatures we can look forward to in this sequel.

And now the studio have done us one better, and released the first trailer.

“When inventor Flint Lockwood discovers that his most infamous machine – the FLDSMDFR – is still operating and is now creating giant mutant food beasts that threaten to destroy civilization, he knows he’s the only one who can stop it. With the fate of humanity in his hands, Flint and his friends must embark on a dangerously delicious mission battling hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, apple pie-thons, double bacon cheespiders and other food creatures to save the world… again!”

Bill Hader and Anna Faris return as the leads for the voice cast, with another great supporting cast, headed up by Andy Samberg, James Caan, Neil Patrick Harris, Terry Crews, Kristen Schaal, Will Forte, and Benjamin Bratt.

Original co-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have stepped aside here, in order to focus on directing their LEGO movie, and serve instead as executive producers for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.

In their place, the studio turned to Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, who make their feature debuts behind the camera. Cameron and Pearn are directing from a script co-written by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, who co-wrote Horrible Bosses, one of the funniest films I’ve seen in years.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 will be released in 3D on 27th September in the US. Its UK release date is set a little later on 25th October, but you know it’s going to be well worth the wait. The original film took just shy of $250m. at the box office back in 2009, and smart money says Sony have another big success on their hands this year.