THR reports that The Smurfs writing team of David Stem, David Weiss, Jay Scherick and David Ronn began working on a sequel script several months ago. Stem and Weiss then took on the project and according to THR, turned in the first draft a few weeks ago.
Sony was comfortable enough that last week they announced a August 2, 2013 release date for The Smurfs 2, and now, confirmation that the original writing team is involved.
The Smurfs has grossed more than $100M domestically and nearly $250M worldwide. Worldwide cume, as of August 16, stands at $247.645M.