John Carter director Andrew Stanton has signed on to direct Finding Nemo 2 for Disney Pixar. The original Finding Nemo is slated for a 3D re-release September 14, although it isn't known if this sequel will be released in 3D.

It is believed that part of the filmmaker's deal was the promise that he would get to direct another live-action feature, despite the box office failure of John Carter. No story details have been released for this animated follow-up. It isn't known if Finding Nemo stars Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe will reprise their roles.

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Newcomer Victoria Strause is writing the screenplay, with Lindsey Collins on board as a producer. It isn't known when production will begin.

Finding Nemo was Andrew Stanton's directorial debut, after serving as co-director on A Bug's Life. The film took in a massive $867.9 million worldwide during its 2003 theatrical run.