More Details on del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’
Last week, we told you that director Guillermo del Toro wanted to produce a new version of Pinocchio.
Today, Variety adds details and says the Jim Henson Co. will be on board for the darker interpretation of the classic Italian children’s tale. The film will be produced by JHC presidents Brian Henson and Lisa Henson along with senior VP Jason Lust. Del Toro will exec produce since he’s busy until 2017.
The busy director is already working on the screenplay with Gris Grimly, who previously illustrated a version in 2002. Grimly and Adam Parrish King will co-direct the film which is estimated to require three years to produce using stop-motion techniques.