Pixar has announced the title of its next project, which is slated for release June 19, 2020. The new movie, titled Soul, will be directed by two-time Oscar winner Pete Docter (Up, Inside Out) and produced by the Oscar-nominated Dana Murray (Lou). According to the announcement, Soul will take place between New York City and the cosmic realms.
The tagline for the film is, “Ever wonder where your passion, your dreams and your interests come from? What is it that makes you … you?”
At time of writing, Pixar has not released further details about the film, though it’s pretty certain that John Ratzenberger will play a part (as he has for every other Pixar movie in the studio’s history), and that Soul will triumph at the box office. The movie is Pixar’s second planned for 2020, following March’s suburban fantasy epic Onward.
Meanwhile, Toy Story 4 hits theaters June 21 and it’s already getting rave reviews. The announcement of Soul falls in line with Pixar’s recent declaration that they will focus on original content over sequels for the next several years, which will surely launch all-new franchises given the popularity of the studio’s past films.
Stay tuned for more details, including cast and a trailer for Pixar’s summer 2020 offer.