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Andrew Stanton Dives Into Finding Nemo 2
Will he make the aquatic sequel?

18 July 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Andrew Stanton Dives Into Finding Nemo 2

While we hold firm to the idea that Andrew Stanton’s John Carter was unjustly torn down, we can’t say we’re 100 per cent shocked by this development: Stanton has reportedly decided to return to Pixar full time to direct the follow up to Finding Nemo.

This being Pixar, the company won’t even comment on Deadline’s story – Stanton himself taking to Twitter to counsel fans not "to believe everything you read" – as the Emeryville gang guards its development secrets closely. But Stanton has apparently come up with a concept that his fellow Brain Trust members – including the likes of John Lasseter, Brad Bird, Lee Unkrich, Pete Docter and more – love, which means it should trundle into active development sometime this year. Plus, given how beloved and successful Nemo was (it still ranks as Pixar’s second-highest-grossing release) we expect the usual complaints about the company doing sequels to be tempered with interest in what the fishy world will reveal next.

For Stanton, it’s a chance to throw himself back into a world he loves just as much as the audience, and, according to Deadline, it’s also part of an idea that producing the new Nemo will convince Disney to give him another shot at a live-action movie somewhere down the road. We’d guess the Mouse House will want to rein in the budget a little more this time, but consider the model of David Fincher, who kicked off his career with Alien 3 and has since gone on to no little success...

The original will be re-released in 3D later this year across the sea and on March 29 on these shores. So come on then – out with your guesses. What do you think Nemo 2 (assuming it makes it through Pixar’s tough screening process) will be about? 


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Finding Nemoland
Nemo gets heavily stoned... (or pebbled) and tries to find... himself... at White Castle.. More

Posted by djshaiguy at 12:30 on 19 July 2012 | Report This Post

Nemo will be taken by a gang of european slave traders and marvin has to rely on his "particular set of skills" to find him... More

Posted by djdarrenjames at 17:53 on 18 July 2012 | Report This Post

seriously?
9 years later they announce another is on the way. Its 7 years too late. Leave the brilliant original alone. Its been too long. More

Posted by hglazier at 15:39 on 18 July 2012 | Report This Post

seriously?
9 years later they announce another is on the way. Its 7 years too late. Leave the brilliant original alone. Its been too long. More

Posted by hglazier at 15:38 on 18 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
Finding Nemo was awesome. More

Posted by drews at 13:44 on 18 July 2012 | Report This Post

Marvin the Clownfish... More

Posted by jonnyroastbeef69 at 13:44 on 18 July 2012 | Report This Post

Marvin the Clownfish... More

Posted by jonnyroastbeef69 at 13:18 on 18 July 2012 | Report This Post

new possibilities
Nemo will be adolescent and Marvin will have midlife crysis More

Posted by bereski at 12:04 on 18 July 2012 | Report This Post

What's it going to be about?
An hour and 40 mins? (Sorry, it's one of my favourite gags) More

Posted by Doug Spaniel at 09:49 on 18 July 2012 | Report This Post

Pixar's officially hit a brick wall More

Posted by ronniem at 09:28 on 18 July 2012 | Report This Post

John carter was good More

Posted by SiD300 at 09:12 on 18 July 2012 | Report This Post

Damn it!!
Still no Incredibles sequel? Come on Pixar!! Or do Disney want all their superheroes to be of the Marvel variety now? More

Posted by sagart at 08:15 on 18 July 2012 | Report This Post

Never mind all that. Where's the Finding Nemo blu-ray??? Methinks Pixar is waiting to cash in on the 3D release first... More

Posted by jazzyjules63 at 06:28 on 18 July 2012 | Report This Post

Could Stanton be drowning his sorrows after John Carter's failure?
Sorry, I couldn't resist. But seriously, can Nemo really get lost again? It would be like Home Alone 2 when Kevin's parents proved themselves negligent for the second time. More

Posted by croninja at 02:13 on 18 July 2012 | Report This Post

If it's called 'Finding Nemo 2' I do wonder how the plot will differ from the first one, but Finding Nemo's my favourite Pixar movie so I'm on board. More

Posted by Whistler at 01:28 on 18 July 2012 | Report This Post

Interestingly, Stanton just posted on Twitter: "Didn't you all learn from Chicken Little? Everyone calm down. Don't believe everything you read. Nothing to see here now. ‪#skyisnotfalling" More

Posted by Darth Marenghi at 01:09 on 18 July 2012 | Report This Post

Awesome
Cant wait this is so exciting and i bet Ellen De Genrus will be up for it. More

Posted by Aidan Williams at 22:51 on 17 July 2012 | Report This Post

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