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Pinocchio is an upcoming American live-action fantasy film adaptation of the 1940 animated feature of the same name and the book by Carlo Collodi. The film was announced on April 8, 2015, but no release date has been confirmed.
In May 2017, Sam Mendes had reportedly been chosen to direct the film, with Cinderella writer Chris Weitz writing write the screenplay, but in February 2018, Paul King had been confirmed, with Jack Thorne being set to rewrite Weitz's script.
In August 21, 2018 Weitz revealed that the script was still in development and that filming was expected to occur in England and Italy, beginning at some point in 2019. In November 2018, Tom Hanks had entered early talks to play Geppetto. In January 2019, it was announced that Paul King had quit as the director due to family reasons. In October 2019, it was announced that Robert Zemeckis was in talks to replace King as director, while Chris Weitz had written a new script along with King and Simon Farnaby. Chris Weitz will also produce the film with Andrew Milano. It was also reported that Tom Hanks has turned down the role of Geppeto. In November 29, 2018, Zemeckis officially signed on as director. In August 2020, Disney announced that they were again eyeing Hanks for the role of Geppetto.
- Sam Mendes in talks for Pinocchio
- Medina, Joseph Jammer (August 21, 2018). "Disney’s Live-Action Pinocchio Writer Chris Weitz Says They’re Still Developing The Script (Exclusive)". LRM Online. Retrieved on August 21, 2018.
- "Tom Hanks Circling Geppetto Role in Disney's Live-Action 'Pinocchio'". Variety.com (November 29, 2018).
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- Disney Eyeing Tom Hanks To Play Geppetto In Robert Zemeckis' 'Pinnochio'