– by Kyle Malone

Disney is long known for its library of animated films. Over the last few years, it has been using that library of toons to make live-action remakes. Why not? The story is already there which makes script writing easier and you don’t have to come up with all of the shots either. It’s like having a storyboard already. Many of them have done quite well, including this year’s The Lion King which made over $1.6 billion worldwide. So, is it any surprise that we’re getting a remake of Pinocchio? No, it’s not.

Who would direct such a film though? Who would do well with the story of a puppet come to life, trying to figure out what it takes to be a real boy? Why not the guy that brought us Back to the Future and Cast Away? That’s right, Robert Zemeckis is in early talks to helm the film.

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The film has no release date, although I would guess 2021 to be likely, and no deal has been finalized. However, this could be a great choice given the director’s history of both fantastical adventures and serious dramas. Pinocchio is a prime opportunity to flex those filmmaking muscles.

Are you excited to see Pinocchio in live-action? Is Zemeckis the man for the job? Let us know in the comments below!

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Source: Variety

Kyle is the Weekend Editor for LRM Online and a business school graduate who loves movies, comics, and video games. He shares his passions with his wife and is raising a next-generation geek.