Pixar is no stranger to troubled productions. Probably a solid half of the films that have made it out to the big screen were torn down, picked apart, and put back together again. You can tell the history of Pixar without bringing near-disaster like Toy Story 2, The Good Dinosaur, and Brave. Additionally, at some point in the overall development and production process, these movies generally suck, and it’s a matter of them working at it until they don’t.
The upcoming film that will likely continue that tradition is Toy Story 4. This is a film that’s already been pushed back from 2017, and with Lasseter stepping away from Pixar following sexual misconduct allegations (and the Toy Story 4 director’s chair), co-director Josh Cooley was promoted to director. Now, Cooley has taken to Twitter to reveal the new release date.
Check it out below:
JUNE 21 2019 pic.twitter.com/LiJhHNTOoo
— Josh Cooley (@CooleyUrFaceOff) April 8, 2018
So as of this writing, the new date is June 21, 2019, less than a year-and-a-half away, which ain’t too far. But what will the film be about? It’s hard to say at this point. The movie has gone through plenty of writers, including Parks and Recreation‘s Rashida Jones.
The studio’s initial pitch for the film was that of a romantic comedy between Woody and BoPeep, but so much time has passed (and likely so much has changed) that it’s a bit difficult to know where the story has landed. Thor: Ragnarok‘s Stephany Folsom is set to take the screenwriting reins from here and out, and with the director and new date now set, it seems they have a clear vision going forward. Or so I hope.
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SOURCE: Josh Cooley