With “Toy Story 3” effectively serving as a trilogy capper, it was a surprise when word came that a fourth film in the series was in development. Pixar studio president Jim Morris recently spoke with Disney Latino where he confirmed that the next film is NOT a continuation of “Toy Story 3”. Instead, it’s something you might not expect – a rom-com:
“The third movie ended in a beautiful way and completed a trilogy. I think this movie is not part of this trilogy. It is a separate story, which in turn I do not know if will be continued. Never begin a project with that in mind. It is not a continuation of the end of the story of Toy Story 3. Temporarily it is, but it will be a love story. It will be a romantic comedy. It will not put much focus on the interaction between the characters and children. I think it will be a very good movie.”
The project is currently in its third round of table reads with the script still evolving, and Morris says the reason they’re moving forward with it is due to the passion of the team behind it and a great idea they had for the project.
The more romantic tone would explain the hiring of “Celeste and Jesse Forever” scribes Rashida Jones and Will McCormack to help with the script. “Toy Story 4” is currently targeting a June 4th 2017 release.