- Friday, Sep. 22, 2017
- LOS ANGELES
YouTube has acquired the rights to Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!, directed by Academy Award® nominee Morgan Spurlock and co-written with Jeremy Chilnick, from Warrior Poets, Snoot Entertainment and Public Domain. The sequel to the Oscar® nominated documentary made its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival as an official selection of the Festival’s Documentary Premiere section. Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! will release theatrically in 2018, followed by the exclusive global premiere on YouTube Red.
Thirteen years after Super Size Me garnered an Academy Award® nomination for Best Feature Documentary, muckraking filmmaker Spurlock reignites his battle with the food industry--this time from behind the register--as he opens his own fast food restaurant.
“I’m ecstatic to be partnering with YouTube Red for the release of Super Size Me 2!” said Morgan Spurlock. “There’s no one better to help get this film in front of more people worldwide than these guys. They are going to blow this clucker up!”
“Supersize Me 2” marks the second time Spurlock has partnered with YouTube, following the successful release of his documentary Vlogumentary on YouTube Red in 2016.
“Morgan Spurlock has tackled so many thought-provoking topics over the years, and we’re thrilled to partner with him once again on this revealing documentary,” said Susanne Daniels, global head of original content, YouTube. “Morgan is skilled at sparking a global conversation on today’s most relevant issues, and Super Size Me 2 is yet another powerful film that will captivate viewers.”