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Live-Action Pinocchio Remake Still In Development At Disney

If we’ve learned anything over the past few years, it’s that Disney won’t stop rifling through their extensive back catalogue until every single one of their animated films gets the live-action treatment. Filled with remakes, spinoffs and sequels featuring some of their most iconic characters, the studio’s upcoming slate is packed with properties that will be familiar to longtime fans and now, we can add another one to the list.

After learning that the Mouse House is planning on remaking Hercules, Hunchback of Notre Dame and James and the Giant Peach, sources close to We Got This Covered say that Pinocchio is on the way as well. Of course, a live-action take on the classic 1940 movie has been in development for a while but earlier this year we were told it was cancelled. The studio didn’t comment on the reports at the time but from our understanding,
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Matteo Garrone’s Pinocchio gets a first trailer

A first trailer has arrived online for Pinocchio, director Matteo Garrone’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s classic children’s novel The Adventures of Pinocchio, which features a cast that includes Oscar-winner Roberto Benigni as Geppetto and Federico Ielapi as Pinocchio alongside Gigi Proietti, Rocco Papaleo, Massimo Ceccherini, Marine Vacht. Check it out here…

Pinocchio is set to debut in Italy on December 25th 2019. As yet, there’s no word on UK or North American release details.

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Tom Hanks enters talks to join Paul King’s Pinocchio

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Everyone’s favourite actor, Tom Hanks, has entered into early negotiations to join Paul King’s live-action adaptation of ‘Pinocchio’.

No details as to which role Hanks is up for has been disclosed but we’re hedging our bets on Pinocchio’s ‘father’ Geppetto.

Paddington’s Paul King will helm the Disney story which follows a living puppet who must prove himself worthy in order to become a real boy. Geppetto is his creator, a master toymaker as well as a widower who longs for a son. Geppetto is protective of Pinocchio, prompting the boy to set out and see the world for himself.

Peter Hedges and Chris Weitz had previously worked on the script, however, Wonder scribe, Jack Thorne and Simon Farnaby have been working on a rewrite.

Also in the news – Paul King to take the helm on sci-fi adaptation ‘Time’s Fool’

Pinocchio first made an appearance
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Tom Hanks May Play Geppetto in Disney's Live-Action Pinocchio Movie

Has Disney's live-action Pinocchio movie found its Geppetto? While the casting news hasn't been officially announced, Tom Hanks E! News can confirm the actor is likely to play the woodcarver and creator of Pinocchio in the upcoming live-action adaptation.The film is set to be director by Paul King, who is also the filmmaker behind the Paddington movies. Disney first released the film Pinocchio, which is based on the Carlo Collodi's children's book The Adventures of Pinocchio, in 1940. The movie was Disney's second animated feature film, following three years after Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The character of Geppetto carves a wooden puppet named...
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So Many Pinocchios: How Matteo Garrone Says His Will Differ From Guillermo del Toro’s and Disney’s

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So Many Pinocchios: How Matteo Garrone Says His Will Differ From Guillermo del Toro’s and Disney’s
As of this week, there are three different versions of the classic fairy tale “Pinocchio” in development. No lie.

First there’s Disney’s live-action remake of their 1940 animated classic. And between juggling directors and screenwriters over the years, let’s just say it’s got a lot of strings attached. The second project, just announced on Monday, is a passion project from Guillermo del Toro that he’s had on the shelf since 2012 at least, an animated, stop-motion musical that is now being set up at Netflix.

So that leaves Matteo Garrone, the director of the gritty mob drama “Gomorrah,” the surreal fairy tale “Tale of Tales,” and Italy’s Foreign Language Oscar submission for 2019, “Dogman.” We asked him how his version of “Pinocchio,” just announced Friday, is different enough to be taken seriously as a real boy, and what he thinks of all the other versions of the wooden puppet fable out there.
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Pinocchio Movie From Guillermo del Toro Confirmed for 2021

Tony Sokol Nov 6, 2018

Guillermo del Toro strings together his first animated feature project as Pinocchio comes to Netflix, and that's no lie.

"Woe to those who lead slothful lives," Carlo Collodi wrote in his 1880s children's stories The Adventures of Pinocchio. "Sloth is a dreadful illness and must be cured at once, in childhood." Guillermo del Toro has always used childhood as an inoculation against any kinds of laziness. His last film, The Shape of Water, won four Academy Awards last year, including Best Director and Best Picture Oscars. His next movie marks his animated feature film debut. Del Toro will direct, write and produce a stop-motion musical adaptation of Pinocchio for Netflix. He's wanted to do this all his life, and that's no lie.

“No art form has influenced my life and my work more than animation and no single character in history has had as deep of a
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Guillermo Del Toro Sets His Stop Motion Animated ‘Pinocchio’ Film At Netflix

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Guillermo Del Toro Sets His Stop Motion Animated ‘Pinocchio’ Film At Netflix
In his first feature deal to direct since The Shape of Water won him Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director, Guillermo del Toro has made a deal with Netflix to co-direct his stop-motion animated passion project Pinocchio. Del Toro has pined to make a darker version of the wooden boy tale for the past decade. He has written the script with Patrick McHale (Over the Garden Wall and Adventure Time), and will co-direct with Mark Gustafson (Fantastic Mr. Fox). Guy Davis will serve as co-production designer, taking inspiration for the Pinocchio character from Gris Grimly’s original designs drawn from Carlo Collodi’s 1883 novel The Adventures of Pinocchio.

Production will begin this fall on a version of the classic story that is less romanticized than the 1940 Disney animated classic. Del Toro’s film will be a musical set in Italy during the turbulent 1930s. This collision of innocence in
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Paddington’s Paul King to take the helm on Disney’s Live-Action Pinocchio

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Author: Zehra Phelan

Disney has finally cottoned on to the greatness of Paddington director, Paul King by signing him up to lead the charge in their live-action reboot of Pinocchio.

King replaces Bond director Sam Mendes who was originally attached to take the helm on the project but left the fold last year. Peter Hedges and Chris Weitz had previously worked on the script, however, Wonder scribe, Jack Thorne has been drafted in to perform a rewrite.

Pinocchio first made an appearance in the children’s book The Adventures of Pinocchio in 1883 by Italian writer Carlo Collodi. Carved by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a village near Lucca, he was created as a wooden puppet but dreamed of becoming a real boy. He lies often. He has gone on to become a cultural icon. As one of the most reimagined characters in children’s literature, his story has been adapted into other media,
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Disney's Live-Action Pinocchio Movie Loses Director Sam Mendes

Disney's Live-Action Pinocchio Movie Loses Director Sam Mendes
Disney's live-action Pinocchio movie is searching for a new director tonight, after filmmaker Sam Mendes backs out. Director Sam Mendes entered talks for Pinocchio back in May, but nearly six months later, the filmmaker has exited the project, although no reason for his departure is given. There is no indication if the studio has any top contenders in mind to replace Sam Mendes, but this new report claims Disney shouldn't have too hard a time finding a replacement, given the success of similar live-action adaptations in recent years.

Disney has been able to lure top-notch directorial talent into its stable with their growing slate of live-action adaptations, including Jon Favreau taking the helm on last year's hit The Jungle Book, and Bill Condon directing this year's Beauty and the Beast, currently the highest-grossing movie of the year. Director Tim Burton is currently shooting Dumbo for the studio and Guy Ritchie
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Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio movie isn’t happening

Guillermo del Toro has revealed that his planned Pinocchio movie is no longer happening.

The director’s stop-motion adaptation of the classic tale had been in the works since 2008, wanting to base his film on Gris Grimly’s art of Carlo Collodi’s famous 1883 novel, The Adventures of Pinocchio.

The idea was to make a much darker version of the story, as compared 1940s Disney film. But in an interview with IGN, the director has revealed the film is no longer on the cards:

“It’s not happening. But the idea was to do Pinocchio during the ascension of fascism in Italy, with Mussolini. It was a good time to discuss the idea of being a puppet or being a human, but you know, it’s not in progress.”

This news follows del Toro’s announcement that he would be taking a year off from directing after the release of
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Sam Mendes In Early Talks To Direct Live Action Pinocchio Film

Disney Pictures has definitely have been on a roll taking their beloved animated classics and turning them into live action films. In 2012 they stared with Alice in Wonderland, then came Cinderella in 2012, Maleficent in 2015, The Jungle Book in 2016 and this year we got Beauty and the Beast. This list of films has become some of Disney Pictures most successful films to date. With that said, it's easy to see why they are bringing back other beloved animated classics like The Lion King which will be directed by Jon Favreau and Mulan which will be directed by Niki Caro.

Now thanks to Variety we know that one of the next films in line is Pinocchio. For a little background Pinocchio was based on Carlo Collodi's 1883 children's book called The Adventures of Pinocchio about a puppet and a woodcarver. This was the second animated feature film made by Disney following the
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Beauty Or Beast: Is There Any Value In Disney’s Live-Action Remakes?

The growing desire on the part of the House Of Mouse to wring every last remake opportunity from its entire back catalogue is something that sparks a number of debates about the evolution of cinema, and the part we play in that evolution as consumers. With 2015’s Cinderella having come and gone, and Beauty And The Beast now doing well at the box office, we’re currently staring down the barrel of at least a further 15 of these types of projects – featuring live-action re-imaginings of previously animated tales and characters. This being the case, it’s tempting to decry the dearth of new ideas and creations in Disney’s big screen output. But, while there is clearly merit to that argument, is there really no value to be found in these upcoming movies?

Disney’s developing slate of live-action re-imaginings is a mixture of remakes, sequels, and character-focused spinoffs – which
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Awfully Good Movies: The Adventures of Pinocchio (Video)

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The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996) Director: Steve Barron Stars: Martin Landau, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Rob Schneider This weekend, Disney is back once again remaking their animated classics into live-action with Emma Watson in Beauty And The Beast, so Awfully Good Movies is here to make your wish for another live-action fairy tale movie come true, as we review 1996’s The... Read More...
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Licensing Rights Now Available for Garfield and Mad Libs Through R&H Theatricals

RampH Theatricals, a division of Rodgers and Hammerstein, An Imagem Company, has acquired the worldwide licensing rights for the popular kid's musicals Garfield, The Musical with Cattitude and Mad Libs Live Garfield and Mad Libs join the previously existing Tya Theater for Young Audiences Collection of titles including The Adventures of Pinocchio, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Magical Adventures of Merlin, Rapunzel Rapunzel A Very Hairy Fairy Tale and Red Riding Hood.
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Paul Thomas Anderson Tackles 'Pinocchio'

Paul Thomas Anderson Tackles 'Pinocchio'
This project, reported by Variety, marks PTA's follow-up to “Inherent Vice,” which earned him an adapted screenplay Oscar nomination. Of course there's the chance that Anderson would also direct the adaptation of the 1883 Carlo Collodi children's classic "The Adventures of Pinocchio," about a wooden puppet who wants to be a real boy, assuming that Warner Bros. deems his script commercial enough. The studio released --and supported at a financial loss--Anderson's "Inherent Vice," which did not score at the box office ($8.6 million worldwide). So he owes them one. Anderson usually directs his scripts but demands considerable latitude. The best-known version of the story is Disney's 1940 animated feature, arguably one of the least successful of the studio's many fairy tale hits. A score of live action versions of once-animated fairy tales are in the works. Read: 'Pinocchio' Joins Roster of Live Action Fairy Tale Remakes In...
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Disney developing a live-action Pinocchio film

Another day, another bit of news on Disney’s ever-expanding live-action universe. Today, Deadline has reported that yet another Disney classic set to undergo the jump into the “real world” with news that beloved film Pinocchio is set to join the list of those being given a 21st century make-over.

Peter Hedges (Pieces of April) is penning a new feature for the studio, which loosely based on The Adventures of Pinocchio about a marionette puppet carved from wood who dreams of becoming a real boy. Pinocchio gets his wish but is prone to lies, and each time he does, his nose grows longer. First appearing in 1883, Pinocchio was the invention of author Carlo Collodi, and was Disney’s second feature back in 1940.

Despite Disney’s move to remake the film, it isn’t the only project on the horizon for the little puppet. Director Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim) is
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Disney developing live-action adaptation of Pinocchio

Disney developing live-action adaptation of Pinocchio
Disney is turning its attention to Pinocchio as its next live-action adaptation.

According to Deadline, Peter Hedges is writing up a movie loosely based on the original Pinocchio tale.

The story focuses on the relationship between a father and a son, exploring the consequences of lying and making things up.

Pinocchio is the latest in a growing number of live-action remakes by Disney, following Jungle Book next year and Beauty and the Beast in 2017.

Disney also plans to give Winnie the Pooh, Mulan and Dumbo the same treatment, in pursuit of similar success to Maleficent, Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland.

However, the children's entertainment giant is not alone in redeveloping Pinocchio. Guillermo del Toro plans to produce and co-direct a darker take on Carlo Collodi's 1883 novel The Adventures Of Pinocchio.

Disney's animated version of Pinocchio was released in 1940.
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'Pinocchio' Joins Disney Roster of Live Action Retooling of Animated Titles (Video)

The latest entry in Disney's push to own the fairy tale universe--as studio label Marvel does its comic book heroes-- is a live-action version of the 1883 Carlo Collodi children's classic "The Adventures of Pinocchio," about a wooden puppet who wants to be a real boy. The relationship between lonely good-hearted wood carver Geppetto and his mendacious creation is at the center of the story. Peter Hedges ("Pieces of April") has a take on the story, reports Deadline, which has been retold on film many times (Roberto Begnini is pictured), including Disney's 1940 version and the 1967 animated musical. As usual there's another version in the works; Guillermo del Toro is developing a stop-motion 3D movie with the producer of "The Book Of Life" who plans to co-direct from a script co-written with Matthew Robbins. "Pinocchio" joins the lengthening Disney live action remake roster. 1998 animated musical “Mulan," produced...
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Disney Wants A Live-Action Pinocchio

Disney Wants A Live-Action Pinocchio
Disney has once more donned its Indiana Jones fedora and raided the archives for yet another film the studio once brought to life via animation to turn into a live-action adventure. Today’s discovery pulled into the light? Pinocchio.The Mouse House has The Odd Life Of Timothy Green writer/director Peter Hedges aboard to craft a script that will once more follow the wooden boy as he wishes to become a real child, sees that come true and then has adventures. All the while being unable to tell a lie lest his nose grow.It’s very early days for the new film, which like the 1940 original will be drawn from Carlo Collodi’s 1883 novel The Adventures Of Pinocchio. It joins fellow Disney conversion jobs already in the works including Dumbo, The Jungle Book, Beauty And The Beast, Winnie The Pooh and Mulan.This one, though, faces competition from Guillermo del Toro,
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'Pinocchio' Inspired Live Action Movie Planned at Disney

'Pinocchio' Inspired Live Action Movie Planned at Disney
Disney is developing a project loosely based on their 1940 animated classic Pinocchio, bringing on screenwriter Peter Hedges (The Odd Life of Timothy Green) to write the screenplay. This is the third live action adaptation of an animated movie that Disney has put into development over the past week, following Mulan and Winnie the Pooh. The studio has also announced new live action versions of Dumbo and Beauty and the Beast over the past few months.

The story of Pinocchio originated with author Carlo Collodi's 1883 novel The Adventures of Pinocchio, following a boy made out of wood who ultimately gets his wish to become a real human, but each time he tells a lie, his nose grows longer and longer. Peter Hedges' take on Pinocchio is said to be inspired by the original story, but no specific plot details were given. Director Guillermo del Toro is currently developing his own version of Pinocchio,
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