Guillermo del Toro Developing Pinocchio


Guillermo del Toro (upcoming The Hobbit) is developing Pinocchio as a stop-motion feature with the Jim Henson Co. as a darker version of the original fairy tale.

The project will be produced by JHC co-toppers Brian Henson and Lisa Henson along with senior VP Jason Lust. Del Toro will executive produce.

Del Toro’s working on the screenplay with Gris Grimley, who illustrated a 2002 version of “Pinocchio.” Grimley and Adam Parrish King will co-direct the film.