‘Finding Nemo 2′ going ahead, with original director
» By Nick Barnes » Posted July 18th 2012, 12.05pm » No Comments
It has been revealed that director, Andrew Stanton will return to direct a sequel to Finding Nemo.
Stanton’s live-action debut John Carter lead to a $200 million write-down for Disney earlier this summer however, he’s been officially confirmed to work on the Finding Nemo sequel.
Deadline reports that Stanton has a concept for the sequel that the studio loves, however, Pixar haven’t commented on the development.
The original movie in 2003 grossed $867.9 million worldwide and makes it Pixar’s second-highest-grossing film and the third-biggest Disney animated film release ever!
The movie told the story of an overprotective clownfish, Marlin, whose son was captured by a Diver, starring Albert Brooks as Marlin and Ellen DeGeneres as his goofy, forgetful companion, Dory.
The sequel will see Stanton committed to animation for around four years, which is the average production time for a Pixar film, with Victoria Strouse writing the script.
However, Pixar have every reason to be excited about letting Stanton back into the studio as he was one of the key figures at Pixar in the 2000s, co-writing A Bugs Life, Monsters Inc and the Toy Story trilogy. He also won the studio two Oscars for best animated film with Finding Nemo and Wall-E.
Take a look at the trailer for Finding Nemo 3D, which is due out later this year, below: