Aldus, The Hollywood ReporterThe director, who stumbled with the live-action flop "John Carter," returns to his animation roots with a follow-up to his 2003 undersea adventure.
Andrew Stanton is heading back to animation, signing on to direct a sequel to Pixar’s Finding Nemo, the 2003 modern classic he co-directed.
Victoria Strouse, who wrote the 2008 Black list script The Apostles of Infinite Love, is writing the script and Lindsey Collins is producing. A 2016 release date is being eyed.
Aldus Deadline.EXCLUSIVE: While Andrew Stanton‘s live-action feature directing debut John Carter led to a precedent-setting $200 million write-down for Disney earlier this summer, the filmmaker is officially out of director jail. I’ve been hearing for months that he would come aboard to direct the sequel to Disney-based Pixar‘s Finding Nemo, with the idea that Disney would give him another shot behind the camera on a live-action film.
I’m told he’s now officially come aboard the Finding Nemo sequel and has a concept the studio loves. Pixar continues to not be helpful on this, as they don’t comment on development. It’s understandable why Disney and Pixar would be excited by this. Stanton won two Oscars for his animation work on Wall-E and Finding Nemo. That original 2003′s fish tale’s $867.9 million worldwide gross makes it still Pixar’s second-highest-grossing film and the third-biggest Disney animated film release ever. And that comes before Finding Nemo is re-released in 3D in September.
Een vervolg voor Finding Nemo? Ik heb 100% vertrouwen in Pixar en ze hebben volgens mij nog nooit een slechte film gemaakt. In tegendeel. Maar ... Nemo? Riskant. Blijkbaar is Stanton met een goed ontvangen idee aangekomen. Hopelijk blijven flauwigheden als sea-quel achterwege.