Not surprisingly, considering how much cabbage it made not only theatrically but on home video, Pixarâ€™s â€œMonsterâ€™s Incâ€ is planting a sequel seed.
At the licensing fair in Las Vegas, Disney/Pixar revealed (albeit behind closed doors to buyers only) that original director Pete Docter (â€œUpâ€) will return to helm a sequel to the 2001 flick. The original garnered a sweet $62 million on its initial opening weekend in the states.
Despite their original plan to mainly produce original content, the House of Mouse seem to be well and truly on the sequel train now. In addition to â€œMonsters Inc 2â€, theyâ€™ve also got sequels to â€œToy Storyâ€ and â€œCarsâ€ on their books.
Jim Hill Media, who had the â€œMonsterâ€™s Incâ€ scoop, also reports that Disney has pushed back Uncle Jerryâ€™s fourth â€œPirates of the Caribbeanâ€ movie, starring Johnny Depp, to 2012 (it was originally earmarked for 2011). By the sounds of it, Bruckheimer and company are putting all their energy into the â€œLone Rangerâ€ remake â€“ also starring Johnny Depp â€“ before rebooting their systems for the â€œCaribbeanâ€ sequel. Its OK mate, weâ€™re in no rush â€“ or I arenâ€™t anyway.