News hit earlier this year of an unusual pairing between director Tim Burton and Robert Downey Jr. to take on Warner Bros.’ "Pinocchio", a classic fairytale destined to have a quirky and eccentric Burton stamp on it.
Bryan Fuller penned the original script draft yet news just hit that Jane Goldman, known for her co-writing credits on such films as “X-Men: First Class” and “Stardust”, has been brought on to rewrite it.
The new take on the classic story would have Downey Jr. playing Geppetto, the woodcarver responsible for creating the puppet boy Pinocchio who comes to life. When Pinocchio goes missing, Geppetto must embark on an adventure to bring him back.
While Burton and Downey Jr. haven't officially signed on to the project, Warner Bros. is hoping to leverage the recent addition of Goldman as she’ll be incorporating Downey Jr.’s notes into her rewrite.
In true industry fashion, there are a number of other Pinocchio projects in the works including a stop-motion animated version from the imagination of Guillermo del Toro and being released by Fox called “The Three Misfortunes of Geppetto”.
We’ll keep you posted as “Pinocchio” develops.
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