After spending years in development, it sounds like Toy Story 4 is about to find a new life over at Pixar. According to a new report from Deadline, the animation studio has just hired Black List writer Stephany Folsom to tackle the fourth film in the long-running franchise.
You’ll be forgiven for not recognizing her name. As mentioned above, she got Hollywood’s attention for her Black List script titled 1969: Or How Kubrick Learned to Stop Worrying And Land on the Moon. The script tells the story of a Stanley Kubrick who is convinced by a publicist to help NASA fake the moon landing. It’s based on the well-known conspiracy theory, and while it sounds all kinds of great, it has yet to be produced.
That isn’t Folsom’s only claim to fame. She also did some writing work on the recent Marvel Studios film Thor: Ragnarok, though her contributions weren’t deemed impactful enough to warrant a writing credit from the Writers Guild. This makes Toy Story 4 quite the get for her in her career, and given her work with Disney with Thor, this re-hiring of sorts seems to imply that the experience was good for both parties (though Pixar and Marvel Studios are so far removed from each other that it may not matter)
Originally on board to write this film were Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, though the duo left the project some time ago. Following the allegations against Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter, it was rumored that he was the reason they left. However, Jones went on to clarify that it wasn’t Lasseter, but rather the culture within Pixar that led to them leaving.
Toy Story 4 has been pitched as more of a romantic-comedy, with formerly-lost character Bo-Peep supposedly returning.
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