Pinocchio is an upcoming live-action adaptation of the 1940 animated feature of the same name. The film was announced on April 8, 2015, and will premiere exclusively on Disney+.[2]

Cast

Development

In May 2017, Sam Mendes had reportedly been chosen to direct the film, with Cinderella writer Chris Weitz writing write the screenplay,[3] 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.[4] In November 2018, Tom Hanks had entered early talks to play Geppetto.[5] 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.[6] Chris Weitz will also produce the film with Andrew Milano.[6] It was also reported that Tom Hanks has turned down the role of Geppeto.[6] 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.[7]

On December 10, 2020, it was announced that the film would premiere exclusively on Disney+.[8]

On January 26, 2021, it was announced that Luke Evans had been cast as The Coachman.[9]

Trivia

  • This will be Disney's second live-action film adaptation of Pinocchio, after Geppetto.
  • This is the third time Robert Zemeckis has worked for Disney, the first was with Who Framed Roger Rabbit and the second was with A Christmas Carol.
  • This will officially be the first time since 2011's Mars Needs Moms that Robert Zemeckis has worked with Disney again.
  • This will be the fourth time that Tom Hanks has worked with Robert Zemeckis again, the first was with Forrest Gump, the second was with Cast Away and the third was with The Polar Express.
  • This will be the second time that Luke Evans will do a role for a Disney film, after playing Gaston in the 2017 live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.
    • This will also be the second time that Luke Evans will play a classic Disney Villain

References


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Films: Pinocchio (Soundtrack) • RemakeVideoGeppetto (Soundtrack)

Television: House of MouseA Poem Is...
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Video games: Video gameKingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesKingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop DistanceDisney Emoji Blitz
Books: Classic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingGolden Sight 'n' Sound BookLittle Golden BookPinocchio's Adventures

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Cinderella Castle Mystery TourDisney Animation BuildingDisney Friends of the MonthIt's a Small WorldPinocchio's Daring JourneyStorybook Land Canal Boats

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Restaurants: Cleo'sPinocchio Village Haus Restaurant
Shops: Geppetto's Holiday WorkshopPleasure Island CandiesStromboli's Wagon
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Characters
PinocchioJiminy CricketThe Blue FairyGeppettoFigaroCleoHonest JohnGideonStromboliThe CoachmanThe Coachman's GoonsLampwickThe Stupid Little BoysMonstro
Locations
VillageGeppetto's WorkshopStromboli's CaravanThe Red Lobster InnPleasure IslandGeppetto's Boat
Songs
Pinocchio: When You Wish Upon a StarLittle Wooden HeadGive a Little WhistleHi-Diddle-Dee-DeeI've Got No Strings

Geppetto: ToysEmpty HeartAnd SonJust Because It's MagicBravo, Stromboli!Satisfaction GuaranteedPleasure IslandSince I Gave My Heart Away
Deleted: Jiminy CricketHonest JohnAs I Was Sayin' to the DuchessTurn On the Old Music BoxNo StringsRolling Along to Pleasure IslandThree Cheers for AnythingMonstro the Whale


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