‘Wall-e’ Director Andrew Stanton to Direct ‘Chairman Spaceman’ For Disney’s Seachlight Pictures

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

Finding Nemo and Wall•e director Andrew Stanton is set to direct Chairman Spaceman for the Disney-owned Searchlight Pictures, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The film is based on a 2017 New Yorker fiction story by Thomas Pierce about an infamous corporate raider who renounces his worldly wealth to become an inter-planetary missionary. Pierce himself is writing the screenplay for Stanton with Simon Kinberg (X-Men films) is producing with his production company Genre Films

Read: Ben Schwartz And Sam Rockwell To Star In Searchlight Pictures Comedy

Andrew Stanton has had a long successful career in animation with Pixar; he directed the studios’ second feature A Bugs Life and five years later directed the critical and financial hit Finding Nemo, he then directed the long-in-development sci-fi adventure Wall•e, before returning under the sea for the billion-dollar Finding Nemo sequel Finding Dory.

Andrew Stanton directed films

Chairman Spaceman isn’t Stanton’s first live-action gig, after Wall•e, Disney tapped him to direct John Carter, a film that the studio had been developing for many years. Sadly, John Carter was a massive financial miss for Disney but has since received cult status with the introduction to streamers like Netflix and Disney+. Stanton has also directed some episodes of hit series including Stranger Things, Better Call Saul, and Legion.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on email
Email

Leave a Reply

READ NEXT