The Twitter universe and various Pixar websites were buzzing at 1:29 PM EST today as Mike Fleming, of Deadline New York reported that Andrew Stanton will begin working on a sequel to Finding Nemo. While Mike writes, "I'm told he's now officially come aboard the Finding Nemo sequel and has a concept the studio loves". Fleming doesn't state who he was "told by" or provide any additional details regarding the manner, so at this point we're still labeling this as a rumor until further clarification.
|Here is a screen capture of the trending Twitter topics at 2:35 PM EST on July 17, 2012|
The Hollywood Reporter also reported at 2:00 PM EST that Victoria Strouse will be writing the script and Lindsey Collins will be producing the release.
Pixar has recently updated their own website with a page of upcoming release information and as of this point there is no official listing for a Finding Nemo sequel.
So we have two questions for our readers:
- What do you think the accuracy of this rumor is at this point?
- What do you think of the idea of a Finding Nemo sequel - are you excited or not?
UPDATED at 8:35 PM EST, June 17 - Andrew Stanton has tweeted this interesting post that should bring somewhat of a pause to the rumor mill from spreading even further. Sure, he's not denying it outright, but let's just keep this news on the back burner until we hear more.
Pixar Post - T.J.