Disney units live-action remakes of Pinocchio & Bambi
With final yr’s live-action diversifications of Aladdin and The Lion King garnering a mixed $2.7 billion for the Home of Mouse, Disney isn’t slowing down with bringing again outdated properties because it has begun improvement on a photoreal Bambi remake, in addition to formally signing Robert Zemeckis (Flight) to co-write and direct a live-action Pinocchio remake. (Through Deadline)
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No director is at present set on the brand new adaptation of Bambi, however the script is about to be penned by Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel) and Lindsey Beer (Sierra Burgess is a Loser) and can see the returns of iconic characters Thumper and Flower alongside the titular fawn.
Zemeckis is at present set to co-write the script on a earlier draft from Chris Weitz (Cinderella) and Simon Farnaby (Paddington 2), and can direct the movie in a fashion just like Man Ritchie’s Aladdin combining each animated characters and real-world units and other people. Each movies might be produced by Andrew Miano and Weitz by way of their banner Depth of Discipline, with Jack Rapke and Jackie Levine set to government produce the puppet mission.
Paul King, director of each Paddington and Paddington 2, was initially hooked up to helm Pinocchio however apparently vacated the movie in some unspecified time in the future final yr. Andrew Miano and Chris Weitz are set to provide, with King, Weitz and Simon Farnaby having penned the script.
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Pinocchio will heart on the wood puppet who desires of changing into a “actual boy,” and the connection between a father and son, the ramifications of mendacity and creating tales and dwelling in a fantasy world.
The unique Pinocchio, based mostly on the 1883 novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, first debuted in theaters in 1940 and gained two Academy Awards. Within the 1940 Disney-animated movie Pinocchio, the lead function was voiced by Dickie Jones, Jiminy Cricket by Cliff Edwards, and Grasp Geppetto by Christian Rubb.
Zemeckis is at present in post-production on his adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches for Warner Bros. starring Anne Hathaway.
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