Like many of its other classic titles, Disney is remaking a live-action version of “Pinocchio” and “Toy Story” star Tom Hanks has been eyed for the role of Gepetto in the re-imagining treatment.
As reported by Collider, “Paddington” filmmaker Paul King has been tapped as the director while “Rogue One” writer will be producing the moving along with Andrew Miano who produced “Columbus”.
“Pinocchio” which was released in 1940, was the 2nd animated feature film produced by Disney, made after the success of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1937).
The original Disney animated movie tells the tale of a living puppet created by a wood-carver named Gepetto. With the help of a cricket as his conscience, the puppet who is brought to life by a blue fairy must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.
Disney’s “Pinocchio” is considered to be one of the greatest animated films ever made, with a 100% rating on the website Rotten Tomatoes. The live-action news comes a month after Netflix revealed it will produced a stop-motion movie of the same title with Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro as the director.