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"Dark, Twisted" Pinocchio Remake On the Way

"Dark, Twisted" Pinocchio Remake On the Way

Normally, learning that a remake of Pinocchio is in development might make me roll my eyes and mourn for my lost childhood — you know, things like that. But something tells me this dark and twisted remake is going to be different.

For one thing, it's got Guillermo Del Toro behind it as an executive producer, and if ever there was a person who could create a good "fractured fairytale" remake of this story, I'd think he'd be the one. For another, the Jim Henson Co. is creating the adaptation as a stop-motion animated feature. And third, it will be directed by Gris Grimly, a children's book illustrator who likes all things creepy and ghastly and ghoulish; the style of the movie will be based on the 2002 Pinocchio that he illustrated (that's his cover at right).

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "In the retelling, when Pinocchio comes to life, he turns out not to be that nice of a boy, creating mischief and playing mean tricks." But it's not all grim: "He eventually learns a few lessons."

The Pinocchio story always creeped me out a little anyway, and I'd be up for seeing an all-out dark take on the tale. What do you think?


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blondie829 blondie829 8 years
sounds good to me! i'm liking all these modern re-tellings. i agree - no HBC please!!
millarci millarci 8 years
I agree with californiagirlx7. The original is creepy enough.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Isn't the original Pinocchio creepy enough?
ediebaby ediebaby 8 years
Oooh sounds interesting, always knew Pinocchio was a bad boy.:irk:
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
I think it'll be very interesting. I'm sure that Guillermo del Toro will take Pinocchio in a whole other direction.
caryatid caryatid 8 years
the original story was creepy so this isnt all too surprising!
Jammi Jammi 8 years
Huh, I thought the Disney version was pretty freaky, LOL, I watched it once when I was a child and that movie has forever been placed on my 'do not watch' list, gave me the creeps. I'm not sure I could deal with a 'dark and twisted' version, LOL.
aka-Daria aka-Daria 8 years
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 8 years
I hate when they do this,it never works out. But, I really like Guillermo Del Toro films, so I will check it out.
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 8 years
This sounds really cool! I am very interested.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
ha ha Color! Love that comment :D I have never liked Pinocchio but might have to check this out.
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 8 years
Oh boy. Guillermo Del Toro. If it's gonna be done anything like 'Pan's Labrynith', I'll pass. That movie freaked me out! :o
colormesticky colormesticky 8 years
I think it'll be great to see a "dark retelling" of something that DOESN'T have Helena Bonham Carter in it. :shrug:
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