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Disney developing a live action film inspired by Pinocchio

04.08.2015
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Another day, another Disney animated classic getting the live action treatment. Following in the footsteps of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, MULAN, THE JUNGLE BOOK, and DUMBO, Disney has now planned on a new spin on their classic PINOCCHIO. The twist this time will be that the film will follow MALEFICENT and show the traditional story in a new light.

Deadline indicates that the new PINOCCHIO will be loosely based on the classic 1883 novel about a woodcarver who crafts a son who then comes to life. We all know that Pinocchio's nose grows when he lies, but there is no word on whether the same misadventures from the Disney film will be present or if we will see something completely unique to the story.

There are multiple versions of PINOCCHIO out there including a horror version, a scifi version (A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE), a TV version on ABC's Once Upon a Time, and beyond. Guillermo Del Toro has been developing a dark version of the character he intends to direct as a stop motion feature with writer Matthew Robbins.

I get what Disney is doing but mining their classics and remaking them is going to start wearing thin unless they can manage to give each film a unique look and feel. Whether PINOCCHIO ends up coming together or not remains to be seen, but I would expect the studio to put everything they have behind it.

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Source: Deadline

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8:10AM on 04/09/2015
A.I Artificial Intelligence was the definitive "Pinocchio inspired" film. Another isn't needed.
A.I Artificial Intelligence was the definitive "Pinocchio inspired" film. Another isn't needed.
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11:07PM on 04/08/2015
Pinocchio is my favorite as well! This is good news for me. I have a little section in my room with Pinocchio collectibles. Just in case you all wanted to know how serious this is to me...
Pinocchio is my favorite as well! This is good news for me. I have a little section in my room with Pinocchio collectibles. Just in case you all wanted to know how serious this is to me...
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6:17PM on 04/08/2015
Pinocchio is my favorite of the golden-age Disney animated films, and I have no idea how you show that story in a new light without it doing a disservice to the story. Is Monstro actually a good guy now, protecting Pinocchio from Geppetto whose a Whale hunter in this version?
I don't remember the last live action attempts of this (the one with Jonathan Taylor Thomas or the one with the guy from Life is Beautiful) being any good, so I have my doubts that this new one will be much better.
Pinocchio is my favorite of the golden-age Disney animated films, and I have no idea how you show that story in a new light without it doing a disservice to the story. Is Monstro actually a good guy now, protecting Pinocchio from Geppetto whose a Whale hunter in this version?
I don't remember the last live action attempts of this (the one with Jonathan Taylor Thomas or the one with the guy from Life is Beautiful) being any good, so I have my doubts that this new one will be much better.
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5:36PM on 04/08/2015

The MALEFICENT way ? WTF ?

The whole movie will be about Geppetto looking for him or something ? With Pinocchio being just a cameo ?
The whole movie will be about Geppetto looking for him or something ? With Pinocchio being just a cameo ?
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4:38PM on 04/08/2015
Really need to argue your criticism of this move. Why would the idea of Disney mining their vault of classics for a live-action treatment start to wear thin on audiences? So far the profits of the movies they have adapted show there is an audience for this. Sounds like you're giving a double standard to Disney on adapting their pool of stories vs. Marvel or DC adapting literally every character they have in their library (who can honestly say they have been anticipating an Inhumans movie,
Really need to argue your criticism of this move. Why would the idea of Disney mining their vault of classics for a live-action treatment start to wear thin on audiences? So far the profits of the movies they have adapted show there is an audience for this. Sounds like you're giving a double standard to Disney on adapting their pool of stories vs. Marvel or DC adapting literally every character they have in their library (who can honestly say they have been anticipating an Inhumans movie, ever?)

Just seems a little unfair. As long as they can provide a proper adaptation that leads to an intriguing and entertaining movie, then all the power to them. After seeing Cinderella (GF made me go), I'm anxious to see what they do with Beauty and the Beast and Jungle Book. While it's great Disney is looking at all their past stories for live-action adaptation, I am really hoping they decide to adapt Aladdin at some point. A live-action version of that story would be amazing to see on screen.
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