Although his last project with Warner Bros. was far from a success, as Dark Shadows disappointed this summer, the studio is still interested in staying in the Tim Burton business with news of movement on a potential project. We heard early this year that the director was actually going to work on a live-action project without Johnny Depp, one that would bring him together with Robert Downey Jr.
Don’t worry though, as its still going to be a gothic spin on a classic tale — this time with Pinocchio. Competing with the animated take Guillermo del Toro is toiling away at, this project got an initial pass by Pushing Daisies‘ Bryan Fuller, but the pen has now been handed to Jane Goldman. The screenwriter, a close collaborator with Matthew Vaughn, has worked on such films from him as Stardust, Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class, while also doing her own thing with The Debt and The Woman In Black.
While Downey has yet to formally sign, he has handed off some notes to Goldman and her hiring is aiming to bring the deal closer to fruition. Departing from the original story, this version would be told from the viewpoint of Downey as the woodcarver Geppetto. After creating Pinocchio, the boy goes missing and the film follows his journey to follow him. Like many, I’m quite tired of Burton’s shtick, so there isn’t much positivity to be spread about here.
Do you want to see Burton take on this story with Goldman penning?
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