Lonely toymaker Geppetto has his wishes answered when the Blue Fairy arrives to bring his wooden puppet Pinocchio to life. Before becoming a real boy, however, Pinocchio must prove he's worthy as he sets off on an adventure with his whistling sidekick and conscience, Jiminy Cricket. From Stromboli's circus to Pleasure Island, Pinocchio is tested by many temptations, but slowly learns how to navigate right from wrong. With a few mishaps along the way, Geppetto's "little woodenhead" finally gets it right, proving that when you wish upon a star dreams really can come true!
Tom Hanks Is In Early Talks to Play Geppetto in Disney's Live-Action 'Pinocchio'
Paddington's Paul King is set to direct. King, Chris Weitz, and Simon Farnaby have written the latest script. Pinocchio will be produced by Weitz and Andrew Miano.
Ron Howard to Direct Live Action Pinocchio Adaptation
Warner Bros. has had a Pinocchio live action film in the pipeline for some time now, and now the studio may be adding a director to its fairytale re-imagining, which has Robert Downey Jr. set to play the part of Geppetto.
Paul Thomas Anderson Writing 'Pinocchio' Script; Could Also Direct Movie
Paul Thomas Anderson will write a new draft of Pinocchio, the live-action film Robert Downey Jr. is putting together based on the classic story of a wooden puppet who dreams of being a real boy. Also, there may be a chance Anderson could end up directing the movie, too.