Robert Zemeckis in Talks to Direct Disney’s Live-Action Pinocchio!

Robert Zemeckis in talks to direct Disney’s live-action Pinocchio!

Disney’s stay motion Pinocchio remake has let its conscience be its information and chosen Oscar-winner Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future) to direct! According to Variety, Zemeckis’ longtime collaborator Tom Hanks was at one level in talks to play Geppetto, however now the search is on for a brand new star to fill that position.

The outlet doesn’t say how Zemeckis intends to carry the titular puppet, nevertheless it appears possible he would make use of the efficiency seize strategies he used on earlier movies like The Polar Express and Beowulf. The final movie he did in that type, 2009’s A Christmas Carol, was additionally for Disney. He had deliberate to make a model of The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine in efficiency seize however Disney cancelled that movie.

Paul King, director of each Paddington and Paddington 2, was initially connected to helm the feature however apparently vacated the movie sooner or later final yr. Andrew Miano and Chris Weitz are set to supply, with King, Weitz and Simon Farnaby having penned the script.

Pinocchio will middle on the wood puppet who goals of turning into a “real boy,” and the connection between a father and son, the ramifications of mendacity and creating tales and dwelling in a fantasy world.

The unique Pinocchio, based mostly on the 1883 novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, first debuted in theaters in 1940 and gained two Academy Awards. In the 1940 Disney-animated movie Pinocchio, the lead position was voiced by Dickie Jones, Jiminy Cricket by Cliff Edwards, and Master Geppetto by Christian Rubb.

Zemeckis is at present in post-production on his adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches for Warner Bros. starring Anne Hathaway.

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