Tim Burton has brought so many, many good things into our lives (Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Ed Wood, etc). He’s been getting a lot of hateration for recent projects (i.e. Dark Shadows), but I’m always interested in his new films. I’m not sure what to make of a live-action Pinocchi movie, but apparently it’s happening. Robert Downey Jr. is expected to play the woodcarver Geppetto (that’s kinda hilarious) and now the screenwriter from Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class is on board. Click inside to learn more!
Indiewire has the report:
Warner Bros has hired “Kick-Ass” and “X-Men: First Class” screenwriter Jane Goldman to rewrite the live-action take on “Pinocchio” that Tim Burton and Robert Downey Jr. have been circling since the beginning of the year. Goldman is taking over scripting duties — and “incorporating Downey’s notes” — from “Wonderfalls” and “Pushing Daisies” creator Bryan Fuller who wrote the first draft. Should it all come together — Burton and RDJ aren’t officially committed yet — it will follow Geppetto as he goes on a journey to find Pinochhio after he goes missing. He’ll probably encounter lots of wacky things along the way. Hopefully the end result is more “Frankenweenie” and less “Alice In Wonderland.”