David Dodd 1:48 a.m., May 18
Albert Brooks back as 'Marlin' in Finding Nemo 2
While I'd much prefer to report news of Albert Brooks directing Still Lost in America or Looking for More Comedy in the Muslim World, fans will be pleased to learn that he has finally agreed to lend his considerable talents to another sequel, Finding Nemo 2.
Deadline reports "Brooks has closed a fat deal to reprise the voice Marlin in Finding Nemo 2 for Disney‘s Pixar."
Original director Andrew Stanton signed on in July 2012 followed quickly by Ellen 'Dory' Degeneres. Internet kibitzers are suggesting Brooks held out for a bigger payday.
On a similar note, how must poor Andrew Stanton feel after learning of Deadline's shock and surprise that he was actually handed control of another live-action feature after the box office debacle of John Carter on Mars?
No official release date has been set, but Monsters University, The Good Dinosaur, and The Inside Out should keep the studio busy until 2016.