Andrew Stanton Lands on His Feet With 'Finding Nemo 2' After 'John Carter' Debacle

Posted 2:54 PM July 17th, 2012 by Binh Ngo
Finding Nemo 2

It appears Andrew Stanton's short-lived experiment with live-action is over, at least for the time being. He's returning to more familiar territory with Finding Nemo 2, Deadline has learned.

While the story is under wraps, Deadline says Disney loves Stanton's concept for the sequel – which is stating the obvious.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Victoria Strouse is writing the script, and Disney is eyeing a 2016 release date.

Stanton directed Wall*E before he moved on to work on the ill-fated John Carter, an expensive under-achiever that caused Disney to write down $200 million and caused the usher of Disney studio chief Rich Ross.

John Carter made only $283 million at the world wide box office while costing the studio over $300 million after the budget and advertising costs are added up.

Hopefully, for Finding Nemo 2, whoever is handling the advertising for the movie will let people know that the movie takes place under the ocean.

This does not mean Stanton is done with live-action, however. The same Deadline reports says Stanton will be given another chance by the studio sometime down the line.

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