Pinocchio lands Guillermo Del Toro, Mark Gustafson for 3D stop-motion animated movie
Del Toro has told Variety that his plans are to start filming sometime in summer next year, and this marks his first journey into directing an animated feature film.
The story from Del Toro, Matthew Robbins and Gris Grimly, scribe of the 2002 Pinocchio movie, takes place between World War I and World War II in Italy and is scripted by Robbins.
Inferno Entertainment repping the property at Cannes this year.
The Jim Henson Company's Lisa Henson is producing alongside Del Toro and Jason Lust while Gary Ungar, Grimly, Bill Johnson and Inferno's Jim Seibel are serving as executive producers on Pinocchio.
Lisa Henson stated that Del Toro "has been so passionate about this project from its inception and it is an honor to have him bring his unique blend of live action and animation experience to this well-loved story."