As the working titles suggests, the pic will be a sequel to Nickelodeon’s 2004 “Spongebob Squarepants” film, itself based on the wildly popular children’s animated series featuring the titular character and his ocean friends Sandy Cheeks, Patrick Star, Squidward Tentacles and Mr. Krabs. Tibbitt will be directing from a script written by the scribe team of Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger. Mary Parent will produce.
Tibbitt’s career has been based largely around “Spongebob”-related work. He served as a writer, director and producer for show and also scripted the 2004 pic.