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.
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!
Don’t forget to share this post on your Facebook wall and with your Twitter followers! Just hit the buttons on the top of this page.
Have you checked out LRM Online’s official podcast feed yet The LRM Online Podcast Network, which includes our flagship podcast Los Fanboys, our premiere podcast Breaking Geek Radio: The Podcast, and our morning show LRMornings? Check it out by listening below. It’s also available on all your favorite podcast apps!