According to the guys over at Blue Sky Disney, Pete Docter is gearing up to prepare a sequel to his 2001 smash hit Monsters Inc. The original film is one of my favorites, and as long as they keep Docter around and make this a full-blown Pixar effort, I’m excited. I mean, I was down on Toy Story 2 when I first heard about it, and I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Docter is currently doing promotion to his just-completed film Up, so don’t expect a formal announcement until things settle on that front.
The movie is a likely 2013 release for Pixar (assuming Roland Emmerich is wrong and the world doesn’t end in 2012).
I gotta say, though, I hope Pixar doesn’t turn into a studio that predominantly makes sequels to their proven franchises. I mean, there’s no need…ALL of their movies make ridiculous amounts of money, so is a sequel really a “safer bet” than developing new properties?
Ah well. I’ll put my trust in Pixar. They’re the one studio in Hollywood that hasn’t made a bad movie. Ever.