Deadline.com is reporting that Finding Nemo writer/director Andrew Stanton will be producing a sequel to the famed lost fish.
I’m told he’s now officially come aboard the Finding Nemo sequel and has a concept the studio loves. Pixar continues to not be helpful on this, as they don’t comment on development. It’s understandable why Disney and Pixar would be excited by this. Stanton won two Oscars for his animation work on Wall-E and Finding Nemo. That original 2003’s fish tale’s $867.9 million worldwide gross makes it still Pixar’s second-highest-grossing film and the third-biggest Disney animated film release ever.
His last project John Carter missed the mark in the box office this spring, but he’s been involved with some of the most successful Pixar films to date including: Toy Story, Monsters Inc., Toy Story 2, A Bugs Life, Brave, Up, Ratatouille.