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Shawn Levy directing a Pinocchio prequel?

10.17.2011

I get that Hollywood is prequel and sequel crazy at this point, but PINOCCHIO? Really? I mean, what the hell happens before he gets made?

Well, that would be a tale told in a script called THE THREE MISFORTUNES OF GEPPETTO, which would be Pinnochio’s creator who apparently was very interesting before his boy wonder came along. Enough to warrant his own movie it seems.

Even with THE THING prequel failing, Fox think that perhaps Pinocchio has a bigger fanbase, and they’re recruiting REAL STEEL’s Shawn Levy to helm it. I ultimately ended up liking that film way, way more than I thought I would, but it’s going to take a hell of a lot to convince me a Pinocchio prequel starring Geppetto is a good idea.

Interestingly enough, Levy is also attached to a FRANKENSTEIN film, another classic story being given a new twist. A slightly better concept, but only just.

Extra Tidbit: No, this is not Guillermo Del Toro’s stop motion Pinocchio project.
Source: Deadline

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7:32PM on 10/17/2011
wtf..is this real life?
wtf..is this real life?
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2:45PM on 10/17/2011
SyFy "Original" Pictures presents: Pre-nocchio
SyFy "Original" Pictures presents: Pre-nocchio
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4:46PM on 10/17/2011
I lol'd.
I lol'd.
2:12PM on 10/17/2011
Can Shawn Levy just go away?
Can Shawn Levy just go away?
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12:23PM on 10/17/2011
Maybe it's the story of young Geppetto, back when he was a rebellious 70's college kid, chipping wood in class like the hipster that he was while the other kids were just doing regular things like smoking and having sex. But not Geppetto. He makes guitars with his bare hands, plays them for the virgin maidens across the block, and when the love of his life moves out of town he carves a wooden statue of her overnight, making his hands bleed from the splinters and emotional hurt. Then he chops it
Maybe it's the story of young Geppetto, back when he was a rebellious 70's college kid, chipping wood in class like the hipster that he was while the other kids were just doing regular things like smoking and having sex. But not Geppetto. He makes guitars with his bare hands, plays them for the virgin maidens across the block, and when the love of his life moves out of town he carves a wooden statue of her overnight, making his hands bleed from the splinters and emotional hurt. Then he chops it down with an axe, because that's what emotionally hurt hipsters with weird talents do. This is where the "Brilliant and Original", "Levy's Masterpiece", and "Powerful" quotes come up by critics you've never even heard of. Apparently it's an indy flick. Trailer plays with The Verve's 'Bittersweet Symphony' in the background. Trailer ends with "WOOD : The Untold Story of Geppetto".
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12:11PM on 10/17/2011
Better wasting the man's time on some POS like this than defiling something I'd actually care about watching.

I'm smelling a Jack Black vehicle!
Better wasting the man's time on some POS like this than defiling something I'd actually care about watching.

I'm smelling a Jack Black vehicle!
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12:00PM on 10/17/2011
Wasn't Levy attached to The Fantastic Voyage remake? Either way, still sounds craptastic.....
Wasn't Levy attached to The Fantastic Voyage remake? Either way, still sounds craptastic.....
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11:46AM on 10/17/2011
Wait...what? I couldn't get past the title.
Wait...what? I couldn't get past the title.
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11:42AM on 10/17/2011
So... Pinocchio is still a tree in this one?
So... Pinocchio is still a tree in this one?
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11:38AM on 10/17/2011
Oh my god.
Oh my god.
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