Andrew Stanton Gets Albert Brooks For Nemo 2, Disney Blessing For Second Live Action Film

There’s been a supposition that I never quite understood that John Carter would kill Andrew Stanton‘s career in live action filmmaking. I don’t get this and never did.

Not only did Carter get lots of positive reviews – including mine – there would be plenty of other avenues for Stanton to pursue in getting another live-action movie off the ground besides a mega-budget Disney blockbuster.

But it just so happens, in any case, that his next live-action feature is likely to be for Disney after all. Deadline don’t have any more details, they just say:

I’d heard that the studio will also give him another live-action shot after his disastrous live-action debut on John Carter.

Disastrous? Depends what you’re counting. Seemed like a triumph to me.

Their note comes in the middle of a story about Albert Brooks signing on to play Marlin once again in the upcoming Finding Nemo sequel.

The story is money-fixated on this front too, opening with the words:

Albert Brooks has closed a fat deal.

Let’s change the record. I’m looking forward to Refinding Nemo a great deal, no matter how much it costs or however successful it may or may not be at the box office. Stanton’s a smart guy, and responsible for a lot of the killer beats in a lot of Pixar’s films, not just those he directed. I’m interested in any film he’s contributing to. See also Pete Docter, Brad Bird, John Lasseter.

Found Nemo, or whatever it ends up being called, should be along in 2016. Ellen Degeneres is also already on board.