Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Lost Again...

Dad is out looking for Harpo again...









So Andrew Stanton is going back to the well...

Deadline Hollywood, the site that doesn't like to credit non-approved websites for breaking stories has the breaking story. Stanton will film a sequel to his most famous creation: "Finding Nemo."

After the lackluster box office of "John Carter" because of the marketing departments totally inept campaign, the director is moving into familiar territory. Disney hadn't confirmed it as of this morning, but it makes sense. According to Deadline, the Lamp is very happy with the take that the director wants to take with the story.

Hopefully, it'll be more than just finding this time around...

UPDATE:

Sources are reporting that scribe Victoria Strouse (The Apostles of Infinite Love - Black List 2008), has been hired by the Mouse to write the script based on Stanton's idea. It looks like they're aiming for a 2016 release date.

16 comments:

Sir Donnerbold said...

Oh no ... When I read it on Deadline, i really was hoping that you could firmly deny this article.

Stanton always was the loudest opponent to sequels ... :-(

Tom said...

So that's all Pixar can do nowadays: sequels...

Sigh...

simmy25 said...

Still no Incredibles sequel... the only one fans actually want

Avengers 2 Release Date said...

Why can a good movie never stand on its own? Why must Hollywood create a sequel for anything even remotely successful?

Justin said...

@Avengers: That's easy: money. Look at the list of highest grossing movies of all time. Of the top 30 highest grossing movies worldwide only 5 of them are an original idea (and I'm counting Titanic in that 5).

Forrest Lee said...

You guys can't be serious... They're only doing sequels now? Are you kidding me? Look at their upcoming line up. 3 of the 5 films announced are completely original.

And great stories can come from sequels. Look at the Toy Story films.

And the reason the Incredibles sequel is taking so long is because of Brad Bird. They're not going to do it without him, and he's really busy doing live action.

Seriously guys. Think a little.

Adam said...

It sounds to me like he's trying to restore the high amount of "bankability" previously associated with his career... which is understandable, after John Carter. But still, this is really sad, considering Finding Nemo seemed to have one of the most "finished" stories of any Pixar films.

Anonymous said...

Gettin a bit tired of John Carter's lack of success being blamed on the marketing. Face the facts; it was a poor film.

Jinny Hinkle said...

It'll be interesting to see the story he's come up with for the sequel once more info is released.

Anonymous said...

After making a major critical and financial disaster like john carter, this almost makes sense. He bit off more than he could chew (john carter really is an awful thing).

Sadly, a sequel to Nemo wasn't what anyone hoped for.

Since Brad Bird is back at Pixar, I expect an Incredibles 2 announcement soon, too.

Anonymous said...

"I'm counting Titanic i"

Hardly original. There were at least 3 previous features based on the story (Titanic, A Night To Remember, and the Nazi propaganda Titanic), as well as 2 TV movies and one Broadway musical.

Anonymous said...

I was hoping Andrew Stanton would be run out of town for his deplorable effort in live action. This just proves that Pixar is out to deify their so-called brain trust more than create original films.

All we need now is for John Lasseter to show up in an Internet interview saying "I approve of this new film!" and the entertainment world will sprinkle holy water over his words.

Anonymous said...

You think John Carter was an awful thing? I really disagree. It was a very good movie, but the ads didn't convey what I saw in the theater.

Run out of town? Get a life. It was a fun, heart felt and romantic action film. I just wish they had realized that when they started trying to see it to people.

Hogarth Hughes said...

Bird is not back at Pixar.

But he is back at Disney. His next live-action film will likely be for the studio.

Justin said...

"Hardly original. There were at least 3 previous features based on the story (Titanic, A Night To Remember, and the Nazi propaganda Titanic), as well as 2 TV movies and one Broadway musical."

I was counting it as original because most of the plot revolved around the love interest between Rose and Jack. You could make a strong argument that it is not original because the other half of the plot is about the sinking of the Titanic which has been well documented.

Anonymous said...

Fanboys are so funny! Obviously inferior action flicks like JC are viewed as wonderful only because they satisfy some kind of macho obsession. And yet a decently made romantic comedy is always shot down. Just an observation.