“We’re not making a Smurfs 3 film,” said director Kelly Asbury.
The August 2015 release will follow two live action/CGI “hybrids” in which the Smurfs interacted with human actors, much like the first two starring Neil Patrick Harris.
The new film, Asbury added, “will be stylistically closer to the original artwork created by Peyo”.
Released in 2011, the first Smurfs film made $142.6m (£85.6m) in the US and Canada and more than $563.7m (£338.4m) worldwide, according to the Box Office Mojo website.
Source – BBC NEWS