6 years 11 months ago#36511by Amanda - Destinations In Florida
Exciting news! It looks like Tim Burton is coming in to create a new movie version of Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio! This live-action version was initially announced in September 2011 by Warner Bros but was stalled due to issues in the original script, which was written by Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller.
BUT, there is new reports that the production company is in the final stages of talks to take up the script, using notes made by Robert Downey Jr, who will also star in the film as Geppetto.
While most will know the Pinocchio story from Disney's 1940 animated classic, which centres around the handmade puppet's journey to be a real boy, Burton's film will focus on Geppetto's quest to find Pinocchio after he goes missing.
What do you think of this collaboration?
Jane Goldman is best known for her collaborations with director Matthew Vaughn, having adapted Neil Gaiman's Stardust for the helmer and worked with him again on Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class. Goldman also wrote The Woman In Black starring Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe.
Tim Burton’s gothic eye, the darkness of the Pinocchio story and Robert Downey Jr.’s style of acting, are making this the Disney re-make that I am truly looking forward to!