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    Thursday
    May102012

    Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio Finds Its Director… Guillermo del Toro!

    Hard to muster up any feeling upon seeing the headline, "Guillermo del Toro Attached to New Movie!"

    Normal for one director attached to a multitude of vehicles knowing only a few will see the light of day. That’s the nature of the beast. You want all of your babies to be born but know deep-down most will be stillborn. But del Toro, God love him, is attached to so many films, in both directing and producing capacities. I go numb every time a new one gets announced.

    Here's an interesting exception, reports Coming Soon. Del Toro will co-direct, as in let someone else take control as he juggles his busy career, Pinocchio. Or to be specific, Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio (Yes, that's the title), a 3D stop-motion version of Carlo Collodi’s serial-turned-children's book. Mark Gustafson will co-direct.

    Everyone thinks of Pinocchio as an innocent, sweet-natured children's yarn (Thanks to Disney). While there's a moral center to the story and a happy ending, its darker than you probably remember, and if that donkey transformation was frightening as a child, you dare not read the original source material.

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