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Del Toro To Produce Pinocchio, Mark Gustafson & Gris Grimly Co-direct

March 2nd, 2011 by Anne Richardson · 1 Comment · News

“This version is aimed at an audience 10 years and up, and a bit scarier than the Disney film.”

Gris Grimly’s 2002 book spookily illustrating Carlo Collodi’s 1883 story about the puppet who wants to be a real boy will now be the basis of a film. Grimly is co-directing alongside stop motion legend Mark Gustafson, whose work you last saw in The Fantastic Mr. Fox.

From Deadline:

….Nick Cave has signed on to be music consultant and the puppets and 3D elements will be developed with MacKinnon and Saunders, the UK-based facility that worked onThe Fantastic Mr. Fox, Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, and the upcoming Frankenweenie.

They are planning to make more terrifying a story which already scares me to pieces — I’ll have to have to work on becoming more courageous in time to see it when it comes out.

Tom Cruise is attached.

This post brought to you by Oregon Cartoon Institute, your source for Oregon animation and cartooning history since 2007.

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  • 1 fishgate // Mar 2, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    this is going to be awesome!

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