Andrew Stanton officially doing ‘Finding Nemo 2′
After the disappointment of ‘John Carter’ at the box-office, the director is heading back to animation roots.
His big budget live action venture ‘John Carter’ didn’t fare so well box-office wise, but that doesn’t change the fact that Andrew Stanton is a very talented director. But for his next film, he’s going back to the film we know him best for and providing us with a sequel.
Deadline reports that Stanton has now “officially come on board” a sequel to 2003′s critically acclaimed Pixar film ‘Finding Nemo’, and “has a concept the studio loves.” I really hope that the idea that he has is much better than what John Lasseter had for ‘Cars 2′, which ended up being Pixar’s weakest film yet, but something tells me this is more than just a cash-grab. This is what the director had to say about the fact that Pixar has been making a lot of sequels lately (Monsters University comes next year):
I’m sure you’ll see some other sequels of things as they grow because now we are not so blinded. It’s the originals that keep us really going and it’s the sequels that are like comfort food, and I think it’s the same way for the audience.
Whether this sequelisation is good or not is another article altogether, they made ‘Brave’ recently and that was an original film that releases on Eid in the region. Disney didn’t comment on this news yet, but there’s word that they will let Stanton follow up with a live action film right after this project.