The sequel to the hit 2013 Pixar film ‘Pineapple Express’ is getting a sequel and will likely have a sequel’s worth of twists and turns, as it was originally pitched as a film that “pitched itself.”
Now, the studio has revealed the details of the film’s story, which was originally planned as a prequel to the movie that was to be released in 2017.
“I have this great feeling of excitement,” said “Pitch Master” Jeff Nichols.
“I don’t know what it is.
It’s definitely something that’s in my DNA.
I have a feeling that it’s something that is going to make a tremendous amount of sense, and that it is something that we can take the best elements of, and maybe add some new things to it, and it is going be something that really takes a new kind of storytelling approach.”
Nichols explained the plot for the sequel, which is set in the year 2021, with an all-new protagonist named Chloe.
“It’s a story of the human experience and the human future that takes place in a very different time and place from the past,” Nichols continued.
“We’re really exploring the question of who we are as a species and what it means to be human.”
In an interview with Variety, Nichols shared more details on what’s going to be in the sequel: “We have this really interesting, very unique story that we’ve never really told before, and what that means is that there’s a lot of new characters and a lot that you haven’t seen before.
The new character, Chloe, is an amalgamation of the characters that you’ve seen in the original movie, and I think we’re going to explore that.
And it’s going be a very interesting, interesting story.
We’re not just going to tell it in a generic way.”
Nichols also revealed that the sequel will likely be an all new story, rather than a prequels.
“Pitch perfect 3” was pitched as the first film to have an all original screenplay.
In the pitch, the writer suggested a new storyline to follow after the first movie, which would introduce new characters, a new protagonist, and a new plot.
Nichols said that, while he loves the first Pixar movie, he is excited about seeing how the sequel plays out.
“Pitching the movie is an incredibly exciting experience, and we’re excited to be writing it,” Nichols said.
“It’s one of the best things that I’ve ever done.”
In other news, Nichols teased a new trailer for the film, which you can check out below.