Briefly: There’s a new Pinocchio film brewing (not the stop-motion one that Guillermo del Toro has talked up) and Bryan Fuller of Pushing Daisies has been hired to write the film for Warner Bros.
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Variety doesn’t have too much more detail, but says that the film was inspired by the success of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, so it isn’t a stretch to expect that we’ll see at least a semi-revisionist version of the classic Pinocchio story. (Oh, good.) That story, should you need a refresher, appeared in Carlo Collodi‘s The Adventures of Pinocchio in 1883, and most famously hit screens via Walt Disney in 1940. In the decades since there have been many cinematic incarnations; we’re still trying to forget the Roberto Benigni version from 2002. No word yet on talent attachment beyond Fuller, but we’ll pass details on as they emerge.