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After his first foray into live-action fare with 'John Carter,' Pixar mainstay Andrew Stanton will return to the animation studio to helm 'Finding Nemo 2.' Apparently Stanton has come up with a concept that Pixar is quite pleased with. Stanton, who currently boasts two Oscars for his earlier work with the studio, directed the first 'Finding Nemo' which netted a bountiful $867 million in worldwide box office. 'Finding Nemo' will enjoy a 3D re-release in theaters this September. No word yet on a proposed released date for the sequel.
I feel bad for Andrew Stanton. He has been a driving force behind some of Pixar's greatest success stories, but his first attempt at telling a live-action story resulted in Disney losing a substantial chunk of change. This was of course a far cry from the results Brad Bird experienced with his first live-action film: 'Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol.' That being said, I'm not a huge fan of 'John Carter,' but its ice cold reception made it appear for a while that he would never get the chance to direct anything ever again; a touch unfair considering the number of great directors who have had a movie flop now and again. Now not only is he back at Pixar for 'Finding Nemo 2,' but rumor has it that Disney is willing to give Stanton another chance at working outside of animation after the 'Finding Nemo' sequel. So the several-million-dollar question now is, what is Stanton's concept for 'FN 2?' Moreover, what will be his next live-action experiment after that?
What do you guys think? Does the guy deserve a second shot? Are you interested in a 'Finding Nemo 2?'