Writer/director Andrew Stanton has been behind some of the very best films in Pixar’s repertoire (and that’s saying something). He co-wrote Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, and Monsters Inc., and he wrote and directed the magnificent one-two punch of Finding Nemo and Wall-E. Stanton made his live-action debut earlier this year with the criminally underseen sci-fi epic John Carter, and now it looks like he’ll be returning to Pixar for his next feature, Finding Nemo 2. Hit the jump for more.
Thoughts..Excited, not excited? I love the first one, not sure how a second one would work tbh. John Carter disastuh aside, his Pixar work is flaw free
Per Deadline, Stanton has now officially come onboard to direct Finding Nemo 2 with a concept that the studio apparently loves. THR adds that Victoria Krouse is writing the screenplay, with Lindsey Collins onboard as the film’s producer (she co-produced Wall-E and produced John Carter). A 2016 release date is apparently being eyed. We’ve been hearing rumblings of a possible Finding Nemo follow-up for a while now, and with promising Monsters Inc. sequel coming next year, hopefully Stanton has an equally exciting idea of where to take the Finding Nemo characters in a follow-up. It’s worth noting that Finding Nemo remains Pixar’s second highest grossing film of all time, so the Mouse House is likely more than happy to have a sequel in active development.
Moreover, Deadline reports that the idea behind Stanton helming Finding Nemo 2 is that Disney would “give him another shot” at directing a live-action film. Since development on Pixar films takes years, he’d presumably focus on Finding Nemo 2 for the time being, then move on to his next live-action feature once he’s finished with the animated pic. The report cautions that nothing is firm on the live-action front, but the studio is “working on it.”
More blah blah blah @ the source: http://collider.com/finding-nemo-2-seque