Looks like nearly 10 years after the initial release (and incredible success) of Pixar’s Finding Nemo, we will finally see a sequel to the undersea adventure. Cue, fan cheers.
Deadline (via hypable) is reporting that the original Finding Nemo director, Andrew Stanton, is officially onboard to direct the sequel. Fans (and even the voice of Dory, Ellen Degeneres) have been clamoring for a sequel for years.
Pixar is known to not even consider making sequels unless the studio has a good story worth telling. So, to Stanton’s credit, he must have a story that Pixar deems sequel-worthy. Of course, that was the horn it tooted before being acquired by Disney. Since the acquisition, a lot more Pixar sequels have been popping up. Gotta please those shareholders.
Personally, I haven’t been a big fan of Pixar sequels (apart from the Toy Story series, of course) because I love the idea of Pixar continually developing new ideas and stories. It just seems like when sequels fill up the production pipeline, there’s less room for unique stories like Ratatouille, Wall-E and Up.
Lindsey Collins (co-producer of Wall-E) is producing and Victoria Strouse is writing the screenplay. Since the film is obviously in the very early stages of development, it’s not expected to hit theatres until 2016—after all of Pixar’s current and newly announced projects have been released.
The original Finding Nemo is being released in 3D on September 14, 2012.
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