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Jane Goldman Writing Pinocchio
For Robert Downey Jr. & Tim Burton

15 November 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Warner Bros. is committed to getting its new take on the classic Pinocchio story up and running. But though it has yet to convince Tim Burton and Robert Downey Jr. – who have been flirting with the idea of directing and starring since at least January – the studio is hoping that hiring Jane Goldman to rewrite the script will be all the incentive they need.

This latest version of Carlo Collodi’s tale would find lonely, childless wood carver Geppetto (Downey, assuming he signs on) making his puppet son-replacement as usual. But when Pinocchio heads off on his famous quest to become a real boy, Geppetto builds a suit of wooden armour, installs JARVIS and searches for... All right, no. He just goes looking for his wayward puppet product.

Bryan Fuller wrote the first draft of the script and now Goldman, who has worked on the likes of Stardust, The Woman In Black and X-Men: First Class is taking over writing duties. She’s apparently incorporating Downey Jr.’s notes in the hopes that this will convince him to jump aboard. Well, if any writer can convince someone to sign on, Goldman can.

But this still means the studio is no closer to getting started, and Guillermo del Toro has a healthy head start with producing his stop-motion version of the tale.


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Another Pinocchio Adaptation?
aren't Guillermo Del Toro & Mark Gustafson already working on an animated pinocchio? why would anyone want to even think about going head to head with those guys on this story? More

Posted by bnicholson50 at 18:08 on 16 November 2012 | Report This Post

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sorry, double post after refresh. Add a "delete comment" option will ya Empire? Cheers More

Posted by LaughingNabashin at 09:33 on 16 November 2012 | Report This Post

Johnny Depp playing Pinocchio by any chance?
Why even try to get Burton on board? Get someone else who isn't gonna give the puppet fable a gothic makeover. I would've said Peter Jackson but I'm guessing he's got a lot on his plate right now. Maybe Martin Scorsese? I think he proved himself with Hugo, am I right? Sorry, bit constipated at the moment, need a good rant to get me through it. More

Posted by LaughingNabashin at 09:30 on 16 November 2012 | Report This Post

yes
phenomenal idea More

Posted by bereski at 09:26 on 16 November 2012 | Report This Post


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