Guillermo Del Toro might be the hardest working man in Hollywood right now. He has not directed a movie since “Hellboy 2” thanks to his work on “The Hobbit.” Now free of that project, he is promoting his next movie, “Pacific Rim,” as well as hoping for a “Hellboy 3.” On July 30, Deadline talked about his upcoming production effort of a stop-motion “Pinocchio” movie.
Del Toro plans to co-direct the animated movie along with Gris Grimly, based on a script he wrote with Grimly and Matthew Robbins (“Mimic”). The story is based on the classic novel and both the Jim Henson Company and ShadowMachine will animate the film.
The film follows the wooden puppet through a series of adventures between World War I and World War II. Watching Del Toro films, such as “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “Hellboy 2,” the thought of what he plans to create for this world is mindboggling.
“We are unbelievably excited to be working with this amazing and historic property,” said ShadowMachine’s Bulkley and Campodonico. “Combine that with the opportunity to collaborate with Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson and the Jim Henson Company and it is a dream come true.”
For e-mail updates whenever a new article is posted, please click here and then click the subscribe button. Also feel free to follow me on: Twitter @starvingdogs, GooglePlus or join my group on Facebook.
Shawn S. Lealos is a member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle, the professional film critics’ organization of Oklahoma. He is also working on a book about the Stephen King dollar babies called “Dollar Deal.” To read more of his writing, visit shawnlealos.net.