The classic, heart-warming story of the familiar bonds between father and son has received many perspectives. But, one of the longest lasting of these narratives is between a man and his puppet, who wished to be a real boy.
Jane Goldman and Warner Brothers are negotiating to have her write the script for the most famous schnozz in the literary world, “Pinocchio.” This would be the first solid news of anything going forward, even though there are plans to bring along actor Robert Downey Jr. as Geppetto, and also director Tim Burton.
Goldman has been successful in her short career of writing for the movies. Besides treating comic book material, there is also the movie “Stardust” which is also ripe with fairy tale elements from author Neil Gaiman.
Though famous within pop culture’s recent memory as an old Disney classic inflexibly released with any consistency, it has the legacy of being classic children’s literature. The progenitor of the story was Carlo Collodi, a novelist of some note and also had worked on translating fairy tales. By 1883, “Pinocchio” was released as a book, but unfortunately for Collodi, the recognition for his work would be posthumous.
It will be interesting to see how well Warner Brothers can get this movie made given the fact that it might take longer than expected with Downey’s next movie supposedly being “The Judge.” But, even so, it is encouraging to see Goldman on this project and it will be interesting to see what kind of flair for the fantastic Tim Burton can cook up.
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter