Warner Bros. Producing A New Live-Action Pinocchio
In 2002, Roberto Benigni followed up his Oscar winning film Life is Beautiful with a live-action adaptation of Pinocchio. To this day it is one of the few films on Rotten Tomatoes to receive more than fifty critiques and yet maintain a 0% rating. As a reference point, even Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the asshats behind movies like Date Movie and Epic Movie, usually manage at least 2%. Yet, for some reason, somebody thinks that doing another live action version of Pinocchio is a good idea.
Variety reports that Warner Bros. has hired Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me) to script a new version of the film. The project will be produced by Dan Jinks who says that he was inspired by Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland to get the project going. Details about the project are limited, but Jinks says that they have "found a fresh approach that's going to be very entertaining."
Raise your hand if you've seen the 1940 Disney version of Pinocchio. I am going to assume that's all of you. Were you not completely satisfied by that take on the story? Oh wait, you were? Then why the hell does this project exist? Hollywood, I will never understand you for as long as I live.
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