Andrew Stanton, the Oscar winning filmmaker from Massachusetts who also penned and directed the original, box-office breaking feature, has agreed to handle the project; after heading behind the camera for the box office disappointment John Carter.
Stanton has years of experience under his belt, having written screenplays for major animated successes like Monsters, Inc., and the Toy Story movies. Now, the 46 year old filmmaker will be finding Nemo all over again.
The beloved orange clownfish became a firm fan favourite, after provoking a series of cooing sounds and “awwws” around the world with the original Finding Nemo. The film earned very positive reviews and has made close to a billion dollars world-wide.
Finding Nemo 2 is set to follow the Toy Story sequel and the upcoming Monsters Inc. prequel.
Stanton has said of the project:
“I’m sure you’ll see some other sequels of things as they grow because now we are not so blinded. It’s the originals that keep us really going and it’s the sequels that are like comfort food, and I think it’s the same way for the audience.”