Present Day Pinnochio
Many Americans recognize Pinocchio from the classic Disney film. While Disney is on a streak of making live-action remakes, this is one tale that is being taken on in a much more intense fashion with director Matteo Garrone at the helm.
Garrone, best known for his gritty 2008 crime drama Gomorrah, is making an Italian language version of the tale, penned in the late 1800s by Italian writer Carlo Collodi.
With lavish make-up and scenery, it appears this is not quite the family-friendly adaptation that Walt Disney gave us in 1940.
Garrone has also specifically stated that it will be faithful to Collodi's original text but added that he 'would certainly like children to be part of the audience'.
Italian screen veteran Roberto Benigni will portray the carpenter Geppetto, who makes the marionette in his Tuscan workshop, dreaming that he would one day become a real boy an is Benigni's 1st since the Woody Allen comedy To Rome With Love in which he appeared in in 2012.
Interestingly enough, this isn’t the only new version of Pinocchio that has been announced as Guillermo Del Toro is set to make a stop-motion animated Pinocchio movie for Nexflix, which will be decidedly not family friendly.
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