Director Tim Burton’s Pinocchio will reportedly be rewritten by Kick-Ass scribe Jane Goldman, according to Worst Previews.
Warner Bros. tapped Goldman to give the current draft of the proposed motion picture a fresh coat of paint. If everything goes according to the studio’s master plan, the movie will find Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. tackling the role of Geppetto.
Screen Rant reports that Pushing Daisies writer Bryan Fuller wrote the original draft of the Pinocchio adaptation. At some point during the film’s genesis, someone thought the screenplay needed some extra pizzazz. Enter Jane Goldman, the woman responsible for such acclaimed movies as X-Men: First Class and The Woman in Black.
Goldman is reportedly taking some notes from potential star Robert Downey Jr. for her version of the script. It’s currently unclear when the studio hopes to the have the project up on the big screen.
According to Film School Rejects, Tim Burton’s adaptation of Pinocchio isn’t the only version of the story currently getting the cinematic treatment in Hollywood. Fox is reportedly working on The Three Misfortunes of Geppetto from Real Steel director Shawn Levy.
Acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, the man responsible for crafting Pan’s Labyrinth, Blade II, and the Hellboy movies, is working on a stop motion animation version of the classic story. If one person in Hollywood gets an idea, then it would seem everyone wants to try their hand at bringing it to life.
Jane Goldman is currently working on the script for the upcoming superhero action effort X-Men: Days of Future Past with director Bryan Singer and co-writer Matthew Vaughn. The film is presently scheduled for release on July 18, 2014.
Are you looking forward to director Tim Burton’s version of Pinocchio? Do you think Jane Goldman is the right choice to write the next draft of the script?