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5 January 2009 ·

Nim’s Island – what happens next?

I get a lot of emails asking if the Nim’s Island sequel, Nim at Sea, is also going to be turned into a film. Well, no decision yet, but I thought I’d update to say that I’ve still got my fingers crossed, so if you’re one of the people who wrote some time ago – don’t despair…


  1. Wendy There might be! I'd like to spend more time with these characters, and I know part of the story, but I haven't got the key that starts it all properly in my head. That's probably because I'm working hard on another book right now.
    January 9, 2009 at 5:31 pm · Reply
  2. Wendy Orr Jamie, the third book is Rescue on Nim's Island, and it was published in Australia July 1! If you live outside Australia it's available as an ebook on If you want it and have any problems getting it, let me know.
    July 25, 2014 at 9:03 am · Reply
  3. Wendy Orr And it's lovely to hear that it's your favourite movie!
    July 25, 2014 at 9:04 am · Reply
  4. Jamie Richardson If so when you think the third one will be coming out because it is my favorite movie��
    July 26, 2014 at 9:34 pm · Reply
  5. Bubbles Sarter I love both movies hope there will be a third movie
    May 5, 2015 at 8:48 am · Reply
  6. Wendy Orr Thank you! I'm glad you love them. We hope the third movie will happen. I've written the third book - Rescue on Nim's Island - and a screenwriter is working on the script right now. So, read the book and cross your fingers!
    May 5, 2015 at 8:52 am · Reply
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    May 5, 2015 at 8:52 am · Reply
  8. Olivia Waller Will Edmund return will there be a love interest
    May 23, 2016 at 5:25 pm · Reply
  9. Wendy Orr Olivia, I don't want to spoil it so you'll have to read the book to find out! I'll just say that you could be right. Any bookstore or library in Australia will be able to get the book for you if they don't have it already, or you can buy it online. If you're in the USA, Canada or UK you should be able to order online or get it as an ebook. Let me know if you have a problem or want a signed copy.
    May 23, 2016 at 5:37 pm · Reply
    • Alyssa's nim fav. I would love a signed copy. How would I go about getting one for me and my daughter. Her name is Hailey . My older daughter is Kelsey. We watch both movies once a month together.
      July 31, 2017 at 4:58 am · Reply
      • Wendy Orr I am happy to do that - it would be the normal cost of the book + postage. Email me through the Contact Me form on and give me your address so I can check the postage and we can work it out.
        July 31, 2017 at 9:46 am · Reply
  10. Azia Cooperrider So, I understand that the screenwriter is working on the script which means that the movie will most like/hopefully happen, but is there any other kinds of news about it? Per chance, an approximate scheduled date of the next step, or even production is in order for permits, equipment, even a contract for filming and the cast yet?
    May 23, 2016 at 7:02 pm · Reply
  11. Wendy Orr Azia, I wish I could tell you more, but unfortunately that's the only news for the moment! I'll post when the next step happens. (I'm hopeful that it's when and not if!)

    May 23, 2016 at 7:04 pm · Reply
  12. Olivia Waller Will Edmund return is there going to be a love interest
    May 24, 2016 at 3:43 am · Reply
  13. Ga'bor Borz Hi are they going to make Nim's island Rescue on Nim's Island movie i hope they make it .
    June 11, 2017 at 12:41 pm · Reply
    • Wendy Orr The film producers are still hoping that we'll be able to make a movie of Rescue on Nim's Island - and a series is a great idea too! You never know what might happen...
      June 11, 2017 at 1:17 pm · Reply
  14. Ga'bor Borz i love these movies a lot i watch them all the time can you try to get them to make a 3rd movie and a series of it please.
    June 11, 2017 at 12:42 pm · Reply
  15. Ga'bor Borz i hope Edmund falls in love with Nim he becomes Nim's boyfriend.
    June 11, 2017 at 12:44 pm · Reply
    • Wendy Orr The good thing is that when you read a book you can go on making up your own stories about the characters after you've finished the book! (And I think it's likely that they might become boyfriend and girlfriend, even if I don't say it in the book...)
      June 11, 2017 at 1:20 pm · Reply
      • Ella Mickler When is the third movie coming out
        August 20, 2017 at 5:10 am · Reply
        • Wendy Orr Unfortunately I don't know. At the moment it's going very slowly. We'll have to cross lots of fingers....
          September 2, 2017 at 7:05 pm · Reply
  16. Ella Mickler I think they will fall in love.
    August 20, 2017 at 5:11 am · Reply
    • Wendy Orr You never know! One of the best things about books is that you can go on making your own stories about the characters after you've finished reading!
      September 2, 2017 at 7:04 pm · Reply
  17. chloe greely any news on the third making off the movie yet?
    April 6, 2018 at 8:42 am · Reply
    • Wendy Orr Unfortunately not! All I know right now is that the idea hasn't actually been cancelled, but I'm not holding my breath...
      April 7, 2018 at 2:31 pm · Reply
      • chloe greely ohhh i was really hoping they would as well any chance you can give me your email address or you email me please as id love to know more :)
        April 24, 2018 at 5:32 am · Reply
        • Wendy Orr That's actually all I know about the movie! If you want to email me you can use the contact form on the website and I'll do my best to get back to you within two weeks. :)
          April 28, 2018 at 3:11 pm · Reply
  18. julianna kenny just discovered the fIlminster Nim's Island today.Loved it!!! Especially the cast. Gérard Butler is well cast and Jolie Foster.Abigail Breslin as Nim was a lovely choice.Hope next movie recasts all three!
    May 5, 2018 at 5:06 am · Reply
    • Wendy Orr Thanks! The second movie cast Bindi Irwin as Nim, and she was fantastic too. Of course it's now 10 years since the first....
      May 5, 2018 at 8:07 pm · Reply
      • chloe greely Jesus has it really been that long since the first movie
        August 14, 2018 at 10:26 pm · Reply
  19. Joshua Wow saw Nim's Island several years ago. Did not know it was a book series. I'll have to try and get hold of one of the books. How many are there? By the way, I love the setting for the island. So beautiful and it would be so awesome to live in a place like that.
    September 15, 2018 at 5:20 am · Reply
    • Wendy Orr Thanks! Yes, it was a book first: Nim's Island was the first, and it's still in print - if not from your local bookstore you can definitely get it from amazon. The other two are Nim at Sea, which was adapted for the movie Return to Nim's Island, and Rescue on Nim's Island. Hope you enjoy them! And I agree, it would be fabulous to live on an island like that.
      September 15, 2018 at 11:37 am · Reply
  20. Jane Is there going to be the 3rd moive
    July 19, 2019 at 4:11 pm · Reply
    • Wendy Orr We still hope there might be, but not soon!
      August 31, 2019 at 1:46 pm · Reply
  21. Gidgit I just saw the second Nims island and was wondering if rescue on nims island was going ro be a movie
    September 15, 2021 at 4:27 pm · Reply
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Wendy Orr is a Canadian-born Australian writer. Her books for children and adults have been published in 27 countries and won awards around the world. Nim’s Island and Nim at Sea have also become feature films, starring Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin (Nim’s Island) and Bindi Irwin (Return to Nim’s Island.) Her latest book is Cuckoo’s Flight, a companion to the highly acclaimed Bronze Age novels Dragonfly Song and Swallow’s Dance. Read full bio