Guillermo del Toro Provides Nightmare Alley and Pinocchio Updates

Director Guillermo del Toro is one of the busiest filmmakers in Hollywood. If he’s not behind the camera directing, he’s usually writing away in his notebook or producing a film from the next big name in horror. But right now, he’s stuck at home waiting for Hollywood to let him get back to work.

On the bright side, that means Guillermo del Toro had the time provide a status update on his psychological thriller Nightmare Alley, which Fox Searchlight had in production when the coronavirus pandemic struck the United States. There’s also some news on shooting resuming for the stop-motion animated Pinocchio he’s directing. For both of the projects, del Toro is taking a vested interest in keeping his crews safe with extensive safety protocols that he wrote himself for when production resumes. Read More »

ewan mcgregor jiminy cricket

After Moulin Rouge, it seemed a real shame that Ewan McGregor didn’t instantly become the musical movie heartthrob he seemed destined to be. In fact, the only way McGregor performs in musicals these days is from the recording booth, voicing beloved Disney animated characters in new remakes. First he put on a French accent to play the flirtatious candelabra Lumière in Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast and now McGregor will follow that up by playing everyone’s favorite moral compass, Jiminy Cricket, in Guillermo del Toro‘s stop-motion animated film Pinocchio.

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Rick and Morty Season 4 Trailer Easter Eggs

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, take a closer look at the recent Rick and Morty season 4 trailer teasing the remaining five episodes. Plus, a video essay explores what is being called the decline of Kevin Malone on The Office, and finally, have your kids gather around for storytime as he reads one of 365 Bedtime Stories for Disney. Read More »

Disney Pinocchio Remake

It’s been four years since Disney announced that Pinocchio would be getting the live-action remake treatment that the studio is obsessed with these days. Since then, directors like Sam Mendes (Skyfall) and Paul King (Paddington) have been linked to the project, but they both eventually fell away. Now Disney has lined up a new director, and this one has a hit or miss past with Disney.

Robert Zemeckis is now in early talks to direct Disney’s live-action Pinocchio, the story of a wooden puppet who magically comes to life and wishes to become a real boy. After the hellish and abysmal Welcome to Marwen, I’m not sure I want to see Zemeckis tackle a movie that has anything remotely resembling a doll or a puppet. But here we are. Read More »

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

Guillermo del Toro has a fondness for monsters, so it should come as no surprise that he’s comparing his upcoming stop-motion animated adaptation of Pinocchio to the classic tale of Frankenstein. In a recent interview about the forthcoming Netflix project being developed with The Jim Henson Company, del Toro discussed his vision for Pinocchio and how it hits close to his love for Frankenstein. Find out what he had to say below. Read More »

del Toro Pinocchio

If you were hoping the stop-motion Guillermo del Toro Pinocchio movie coming to Netflix would turn out to be family entertainment like the Disney version, think again. The Oscar-winning filmmaker, who has been trying to get this film made for years, recently confirmed that the adaptation is to be political, and not geared specifically towards children. Of course, with del Toro involved, you probably could’ve guessed that.

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Tom Hanks Playing Pinocchio

Hot on the heels of the teaser trailer for The Lion King remake raking in millions of views over Thanksgiving weekend, Disney is plotting a big move to make another upcoming remake quite the anticipated affair.

Pinocchio is a classic tale brought to life in animated form by Disney in 1940, and it’s getting remade by Paddington director Paul King. It’s the story of a master woodcarver named Geppetto who longs for a son of his own. His dream suddenly comes true when he makes a wish upon a star for a wooden boy puppet he crafted to become a real boy. While the titular role is yet to be cast, a new report says Tom Hanks is in early talks to play Pinocchio’s surrogate father Geppetto. Read More »

After years of false starts and cancellations, Guillermo del Toro‘s dark animated take on Pinocchio is finally become a real boy. Netflix has picked up the long-gestating stop-motion animated movie in a deal that will place the Oscar winner as co-director on his first feature film since last year’s Best Picture-winning The Shape of Water.

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Live-Action Pinocchio Remake

Paddington director Paul King was recently announced to be in negotiations for a new Willy Wonka origin story set up over at Warner Bros. But when you’ve directed the best reviewed movie of all time on Rotten Tomatoes, everyone wants a piece of your success, and Disney is locking down King for a project of their own.

Disney is developing a live-action remake of their 1940 animated classic Pinocchio, and Paul King is currently in talks to to be in the director’s chair. It sounds like the Paddington director is going to be rather busy over the next few years. Find out more about the live-action Pinocchio remake below. Read More »

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Fake Theme Parks Art Show

While you may have enjoyed going to the likes of Disney World or Universal Studios, there are plenty of theme parks from the world of movies and television that we’ll unfortunately never get to visit. Thankfully, pop culture artist Chogrin has given us the next best thing buy curating a whole art show surrounding these places  we wish we could go.

Fake Theme Parks is a new exhibition coming to Gallery 1988 starting January 12, and as you might have guessed, it pays tribute to a variety of theme parks from the history of pop culture. Jurassic Park, Westworld, Itchy & Scratchy Land, Anatomy Park, Walley World, Pacific Playland, Dinosaur World and many more will all be honored in the Fake Theme Parks art show.

If you want an early sneak peek at some of the pieces, /Film has exclusively debuted some of the artwork below. Read More »