The 62-year-old actor is reportedly being eyed for the place as a result of the woodworker who creates the titular picket puppet – who’s then delivered to life by a fairy – in Disney’s upcoming remake of the normal 1940 animated movie, which comes as part of the company’s live-action remake line.
In response to The Hollywood Reporter, ‘Paddington’ director Paul King is able to helm the problem, which is the following movie in Disney’s live-action roster to enter manufacturing.
The distinctive Disney ‘Pinocchio’ movie was the second animated movie made by the studio after 1937’s ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’, and was tailor-made from a story by Italian creator Carlo Collodi.
‘Pinocchio’ tells the story of a picket puppet who’s dropped at life by a fairy, who then tells him he’ll become an precise boy if he proves himself to be ”brave, truthful, and unselfish”.
The titular character then meets Jiminy Cricket, who acts as Pinocchio’s conscience and tries to steer him within the acceptable path, as he faces a sequence of adventures which embrace Pinocchio being kidnapped to be part of a puppet current, become a donkey and swallowed by a whale.
Chris Weitz and his Depth of Self-discipline affiliate Andrew Miano are producing the remake, whereas the script is being penned by Paul King, Chris and Paul’s ‘Paddington’ collaborator Simon Farnaby.
Within the meantime, Netflix is presently moreover planning a ‘Pinocchio’ problem, with Guillermo Del Toro set to put in writing down and direct a stop-motion musical mannequin.