Before you roll your eyes, let’s remember that a live-action “Pinocchio” is hardly anything new. Roberto Begnini tried, with dismal results, in 2002, and Guillermo del Toro, Tim Burton, and Ben Stiller (with Robert Downey Jr. starring) have all flirted with the project in the past few years. But Disney is throwing their take on the story — which, of course, they already made into an animated classic — into the mix.
Deadline reports that “Pinocchio” is now on the growing live-action pile that includes developing efforts “The Jungle Book,” “Winnie The Pooh,” “Mulan,” “Beauty & The Best,” and “Dumbo.” There’s no writer or director attached yet, but that will probably be sorted out soon enough.
Childhood memories being erased, a big blockbuster cash-in, or a new spin on an old tale? Maybe all three? Weigh in below.