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This is no lie, Warner Bros. is planning a live-action version of Pinocchio

09.17.2010

What's going on in the world of live-action adaptations? Well, Warner Bros. has decided to breathe life into PINOCCHIO.

Dan Jinks (AMERICAN BEAUTY, MILK) will produce with Bryan Fuller writing the script. Fuller has scripted several episodes for shows like PUSHING DAISES, HEROES, and my beloved WONDERFALLS. Jinks told Variety that he was inspired to start work on this new PINOCCHIO creation from Tim Burton's ALICE IN WONDERLAND. He added, "I think we've found a fresh approach that's going to be very entertaining. Pinocchio is one of the most emotional fairy tales. I'm over the moon at the opportunity to play with all the characters in this toy box with a large-scale re-telling. It's exactly why I love writing."

The version of PINOCCHIO you might remember the most is the one that Disney released in 1940. "When you wish upon a star..." Francis Ford Coppola tried to produce the wooden boy back in 1990 for Warner Bros, but the project met its inevitable demise. The most recent version came from that silly guy, Roberto Benigni in 2002 where he took on the roles of acting and directing. One that Variety managed to miss was the 1996's THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO with Jonathan Taylor Thomas which was a live-action version co-starring Martin Landau.

Anyone up for more PINOCCHIO?

Extra Tidbit: I also remember MAN OF THE HOUSE that starred Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Chevy Chase. Yep, that happened.
Source: Variety

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8:40PM on 09/20/2010
Quick someone hide this from Tim Burton.
Quick someone hide this from Tim Burton.
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11:35AM on 09/20/2010
Some things just won't work in live action. This is one of them.
Some things just won't work in live action. This is one of them.
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4:37AM on 09/20/2010
At least they have a plentiful supply of wooden actors to choose from.
At least they have a plentiful supply of wooden actors to choose from.
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6:38PM on 09/19/2010
there was also that Geppetto movie with Drew Carey.

that said, i think Pinocchio should be played by... who else.. Shia! i hate him enough already.
there was also that Geppetto movie with Drew Carey.

that said, i think Pinocchio should be played by... who else.. Shia! i hate him enough already.
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6:39PM on 09/18/2010

OK...

I'm not gonna knock this idea.You never know,it could be good.Man of the House on the other hand...GENIUS!
I'm not gonna knock this idea.You never know,it could be good.Man of the House on the other hand...GENIUS!
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2:17PM on 09/18/2010
I'm interested to see how they pull of them getting swallowed by Monstro. Gonna be a big ass whale!
I'm interested to see how they pull of them getting swallowed by Monstro. Gonna be a big ass whale!
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10:36AM on 09/18/2010
That story is a classic and it doesn't have a definitive live-action version yet so I guess I'm for it.
That story is a classic and it doesn't have a definitive live-action version yet so I guess I'm for it.
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8:48AM on 09/18/2010
They should make a live version of Aladdin instead.
They should make a live version of Aladdin instead.
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10:52PM on 09/17/2010

Anything will be better than that crap we got in 96

Seriously, I re-watched it over the summer and I can't be how perverted everyone sounded. I'd love an updated version.
Seriously, I re-watched it over the summer and I can't be how perverted everyone sounded. I'd love an updated version.
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6:38PM on 09/18/2010
That was an awful version but not nearly as bad as the one we got in with Roberto Beninie. That was just creepy weird.
That was an awful version but not nearly as bad as the one we got in with Roberto Beninie. That was just creepy weird.
10:29PM on 09/17/2010
The writer is fantastic so it has a chance.
The writer is fantastic so it has a chance.
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9:45PM on 09/17/2010
With Bryan Fuller writing, I may give this a shot. Fuller is damn well brilliant. He might make this pretty interesting.
With Bryan Fuller writing, I may give this a shot. Fuller is damn well brilliant. He might make this pretty interesting.
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9:24PM on 09/17/2010
This is utter shit.
This is utter shit.
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9:17PM on 09/17/2010
God why do they keep regurgitating these stories over and over?
God why do they keep regurgitating these stories over and over?
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9:00PM on 09/17/2010
Johnathan Taylor Thomas was one of the better child actors of his time: Home Improvement, Tom and Huck, voice of Simba, etc. Too bad he quit acting, I would have liked to see his performances now. I liked the live action Jungle Book adaptation from the 90's, but others like 101 dalmations and Alice in Wonderland were kind of bland. Not sure I'm up for another live action Pinocchio, as the cartoon is my favorite golden-age disney cartoon.
Johnathan Taylor Thomas was one of the better child actors of his time: Home Improvement, Tom and Huck, voice of Simba, etc. Too bad he quit acting, I would have liked to see his performances now. I liked the live action Jungle Book adaptation from the 90's, but others like 101 dalmations and Alice in Wonderland were kind of bland. Not sure I'm up for another live action Pinocchio, as the cartoon is my favorite golden-age disney cartoon.
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8:15PM on 09/17/2010

Why mess with a classic?

It's near impossible to improve on the Disney version, so why try?
It's near impossible to improve on the Disney version, so why try?
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7:23PM on 09/17/2010

Wow.

I remember watching the Jonathan Taylor Thomas version quite a bit as a kid, I am kinda meh on this.
I remember watching the Jonathan Taylor Thomas version quite a bit as a kid, I am kinda meh on this.
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