After his near-legendary (or is that infamous?) adventure on the dusty, brown-scaled world of Mars alongside his childhood buddy John Carter, director Andrew Stanton has decided to dive back into the much calmer sea of Pixar films. The man who gave us “Finding Nemo” in 2003 will be returning to the ocean for a sequel, with the understanding that once he gives Pixar and parent company Disney “Finding Nemo 2″, he’ll be allowed to head back to live-action land with another, one presumes, expensive film.
Well that’s the plan, anyway.
The first “Finding Nemo”, about a clown fish who goes in search of his wayward son, made $867 million worldwide on a $94 million dollar budget. The original film featured the voices of Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres and Alexander Gould, and is getting a 3D re-release later this year in September. (You can see a trailer for that below.)
Stanton’s first foray into live-action, the hugely expensive “John Carter” (it cost $250 million just to make, not counting promotional costs), has only earned $282 million worldwide so far. For a Summer blockbuster like “John Carter”, a film would have to at least double its production budget just to start making money. Obviously the film didn’t come anywhere near that, though personally I thought it got a really bad rap. Sure, “John Carter” wasn’t the groudnbreaking film many expected, but I thought it had its moments.
But hey, it’s not like Stanton is the first director to flop hard with his first movie. Remember David Fincher and the horribly received “Alien 3″? He’s gone on to a pretty decent career, last I checked.
Via : Deadline