Friday, November 16, 2012

Goldman in Talks to Pen Burton's "Pinocchio"

Screenwriter Jane Goldman (Stardust, Kick-Ass, The Woman in Black) is currently in negotiations to write the script for a new version of Pinocchio, based on the original Carlo Collodi story, says The Hollywood Reporter. Tim Burton is currently attached to direct the Warner Bros. film. Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies) wrote the initial draft.

Warner Bros. is also planning on having Robert Downey, Jr. play the role of Geppetto, the toy maker who creates Pinocchio. In this version, Geppetto embarks on a quest to reunite with his marionette. Dan Jinks is supposed to produce the film (who also worked with Burton as a producer on Big Fish).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like all 3 of these people (Burton, Downey Jr. and Goldman), but I can't get interested in another Pinocchio adaptation.
I'd like to think with the critical reception Frankenweenie got compared to the reception Dark Shadows and Alice in Wonderland, Burton would've realised to steer away from adaptations for a while.

Also I'm much more interested in Guillermo del Toro's animated version. Who knows. I hope this will either not happen (like Maleficent) or be completely out there and unique.