Even though I was one of the few who didn’t think that The Shape Of Water was worth all the acclaim it got, a new film from Guillermo Del Toro is still something to get excited about, and especially I think this one [well, as long as it gets off the ground]. Facing off against¬†Disney’s live-action adaptation of Pinocchio currently in development will be another version that is a joint production between Del Toro, The Jim Henson Company and ShadowMachine. Patrick McHale will co-write the script with del Toro, and Mark Gustafson is attached to co-direct. Mackinnon & Saunders, who built the Corpse Bride puppets, will be doing the same for this film.

Del Toro:

“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 personal connection to me as Pinocchio,” he said. In our story, Pinocchio is an innocent soul with an uncaring father who gets lost in a world he cannot comprehend. He embarks on an extraordinary journey that leaves him with a deep understanding of his father and the real world. I’ve wanted to make this movie for as long as I can remember. After the incredible experience we have had on Trollhunters, I am grateful that the talented team at Netflix is giving me the opportunity of a lifetime to introduce audiences everywhere to my version of this strange puppet-turned-real-boy.”

Disney’s version will probably be just a remake of their classic 1940 animated version, but I reckon Del Toro’s take will be a lot fresher and more interesting….


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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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