Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is always a busy man. Marketing for his movie Pacific Rim is currently underway, and there’s already reports on another one of his projects. He’s set to co-direct a stop-motion adaptation of Gris Grimly’s version of Pinocchio, with Mark Gustafson. Recently, it was believed that the project was put on hold, but Grimly cleared things up on Twitter:
Pinocchio still has a heart that beats! I spoke too soon and it turns out that Pinocchio is still pulling interest from studios.
— Gris Grimly (@GrisGrimly) February 1, 2013
So it sounds like it’s still a go. And it’s bound to look visually unique and interesting, since it’ll be taking influence from Grimly’s illustrations.
If that isn’t enough to pique your interest, there’s the rumored cast for Pinocchio: Daniel Radcliffe to voice Pinocchio, and Tom Waits for Gepetto.
Now here’s to hoping that Pinocchio continues moving forward. I’d hate for a whale to swallow it up before it can become a real movie.