Disney continues its announcements of animated movies they plan to turn into live action films. This time, Disney will be releasing a film “loosely” based on Pinocchio. As of now, we don’t know how loosely based the film will be and if it’ll be based on the 1940 film or the 1883 novel ‘The Adventures of Pinocchio,’ which the original cartoon was based on.
The film will be in direct competition with a darker version of Pinocchio that will be directed by Guillermo Del Toro. Not much is known about this film, other that it is being developed, but if the previous live action adaptations (Cinderella, Maleficent, etc) are any indication, it’ll be children oriented.
The story of Pinocchio follows the story of a marionette who wishes to be a real boy. He gets his wish, comes of age, and travels through Italy.
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