The amazing Guillermo del Toro has been a busy bee lately. He was a very active executive producer on the thriller "Mama", currently playing in AMC Theatres. His highly anticipated sci-fi flick "Pacific Rim", is opening soon. We heard news that his stop-motion rendition of the classic fairy tale "Pinocchio" was going to be postponed, but we are happy to report that it is still moving forward.
Gris Grimly, the illustrator who created the retelling in which the film is based on, was the one to originally report the postponement news. He stated, "Short to the point update on Pinocchio for those inquiring: It appears that this is not the right time for such a superior-adventurous flick".
He has now turned to twitter to say, "Pinocchio still has a heart that beats! I spoke too soon and it turns out that Pinocchio is still pulling interest from studios."
Del Toro and Mark Gustafson, the animation director on "Fantastic Mr. Fox", are co-directing the project. Del Toro is also producing and working on the script with Matthew Robbins ("Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark"). The main vocal talents are rumored to be Daniel Radcliffe as Pinocchio and Tom Waits as Gepetto, but that has not been confirmed officially yet.
Del Toro is a master at creating vibrant worlds and elaborate creatures, as told through his signature beautiful, dark and rich storytelling. His rendition of the classic tale, definitely has our attention.
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