Guillermo del Toro is making a stop-motion Pinocchio film for Netflix

Guillermo del Toro, the Academy Award-winning director of “The Form of Water” (to not point out “Hellboy,” “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “Pac...


Guillermo del Toro, the Academy Award-winning director of “The Form of Water” (to not point out “Hellboy,” “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “Pacific Rim”) is making a brand new model of “Pinocchio” for Netflix.

I’d thought that after del Toro’s awards victory earlier this 12 months he may lastly make his long-thwarted adaptation “On the Mountains of Insanity.” And whereas I’m not giving up hope that I’ll see a del Toro-helmed model of the traditional H.P. Lovecraft horror story sooner or later, plainly he’s stepping into a unique path for now.

The official announcement from Netflix describes this as del Toro’s “lifelong ardour venture,” and says that will probably be each a stop-motion animated movie and a musical.

“No artwork kind has influenced my life and my work greater than animation and no single character in historical past has had as deep of a private connection to me as Pinocchio,” del Toro mentioned in a press release. “In our story, Pinocchio is an harmless soul with an uncaring father who will get misplaced in a world he can’t comprehend. He embarks on a rare journey that leaves him with a deep understanding of his father and the true world. I’ve wished to make this film for so long as I can bear in mind.”

This isn’t the director’s first venture for Netflix — he beforehand created the animated sequence “Trollhunters,” and he has one other sequence within the works for the streaming service, “Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight.” Netflix says that along with directing the movie with Mark Gustafson (“The Unbelievable Mr. Fox”), he’ll co-write and co-produce it. The Jim Henson Firm (which can be making a “Darkish Crystal” prequel sequence for Netflix) and ShadowMachine are producing as properly.

Netflix additionally introduced at present that it’s elevating an extra $ 2 billion in debt to fund its authentic content material plans. It says manufacturing on “Pinocchio” will start this fall.

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