Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules  
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Author(s) Jeff Kinney
Illustrator Jeff Kinney
Cover artist Jeff Kinney
Country United States
Language English
Series Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Genre(s) Realistic Fiction, Comedy
Publisher Amulet Books
Publication date February 1, 2008[1]
Media type Print (paperback, hardcover)
Pages 217
ISBN 978-0-8109-9473-7
Preceded by Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Followed by Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules(origanally Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg vs Rodrick) is a realistic fiction novel by Jeff Kinney. It is the second book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series released on February 1, 2008, and a film of the same name released March 25, 2011.[2] Rodrick Rules follows Greg's struggle with getting along with his older brother, Rodrick.



Whatever you do, don't ask Greg Heffley how he spent his summer vacation, because he definitely doesn't want to talk about it. As Greg enters the new school year, he's eager to put the past three months behind him...and one event in particular. Unfortunately for Greg, his older brother, Rodrick, knows all about the incident Greg wants to keep under wraps. But secrets have a way of getting out...especially when a diary is involved.


Film adaptation

Brad Simpson stated he anticipated a sequel movie if the first film is a success. "Our writing staff are writing a sequel right now, "Rodrick Rules," which would be based on the second book" ... "And, you know, we hope that the people to see a second movie, so that we are in position of going again right away and making another film. I certainly know that the fans would like to see all the books made into movies".[3]

Fox 2000 greenlit the sequel and Zachary Gordon returned as Greg Heffley.[4] Steve Zahn (Frank Heffley) and Rachael Harris (Susan Heffley) will also return. The film was directed by David Bowers and the screenplay was written by Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah. Principal photography began in Vancouver August 2010.[5] A few new characters appeared in the film, including Peyton List as Holly Hills. The trailer was seen with Gulliver's Travels.

The website created for the first was updated for the sequel featuring pictures of the cast and a short synopsis of the film. The film was released on March 25, 2011.[6]


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