Via Twitter, insider Matt Neglia revealed that Guillermo del Toro’s adaptation of the classic children’s story “Pinocchio” has been pushed back to 2022 (via ComicBook.com).
Previously slated for theatrical release this year, the reasons for the feature film’s postponement are not known.
Recalling that the cast features Gregory Mann in the role of Pinocchio; Ewan McGregor as Talking Cricket; and David Bradley as Gepetto. Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson and Burn Gorman complete the cast.
The film will be released on Netflix.
Recently, Del Toro spoke about what will differentiate his version of “Pinocchio” from previously released ones.
“For me, Pinocchio is like Frankenstein, it’s a blank canvas on which he learns the world and the human being, and it’s very attractive to make a story. I’m very drawn to the project because, thematically, it’s something that is in all of my films – which is the choice. It is a subject that is close to my heart. “
He continues: “I think [as versões anteriores] of history, the version of [Carlo] The Collodi in particular are very repressive. It’s essentially a very blunt fable about the sin of disobedience. And I think disobedience is the beginning of the will and the beginning of the choice. I think there is something very appealing about seeing disobedience as a virtue or as the beginning of a virtue.
Del Toro also begins writing the stop-motion version, based on the animation classic created by Carlo Collodi.
The plot will take place in Italy in the 1930s, a particularly busy historical moment, at a time when fascism was on the rise and Benito Mussolini was consolidating control of the country.
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