Andrew Stanton to Direct Finding Nemo Sequel

Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo posterDeadline and THR are reporting that Andrew Stanton is back on board for a sequel to 2003’s Disney•Pixar blockbuster Finding Nemo.

Stanton most recently helmed John Carter, and speculation about Disney wanting an easy hit from the Pixar director has commenced. Stanton was also behind the beautiful WALL.E, and co-directed A Bug’s Life, so his animated pedigree is unquestionable.

THR adds that Victoria Strouse, author of the 2008 Black list script The Apostles of Infinite Love, is writing the script and Lindsey Collins willprd. A 2016 release date is being eyed.

The sequel is part of a trend that follows Toy Story2, Toy Story 3, the disappointing Cars 2 and the forthcoming prequel, Monsters University.

Prior to the Finding Nemo sequel, there will also be The Good DinosaurThe Untitled Pixar Movie that Takes You Inside the Mind and The Untitled Pixar Movie About Día de los Muertos.

  • Sean Riley

    We are SO in the Silver Age of Pixar. The shine has gone off. They’re now merely a good studio, no longer a special one.

    • I think they still haven’t arrived at the idea that they aren’t the only kids on the digital block. DreamWorks have come so far in the last few years, especially Kung Fu Panda and the wonderful How to Train Your Dragon. Even Sony (Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs) and Blue Sky are doing cool things.