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Ben Stiller Pulling Strings On 'Pinocchio' With Robert Downey Jr; Geppetto A Cross Between Jake LaMotta & Chico Marx

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2013 4:35 PM
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A friendly reader had pointed us to this news a couple weeks back, when Robert Downey Jr. dropped the news to Italian press, but Google translate made it all sound iffy... but lo and behold, "Pinocchio" lives.

Robert Downey Jr. Talks Walking Away From 'Iron Man'; Convinced He's Going To Be An Oscar Winner One Day

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 16, 2013 11:53 AM
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You've heard it all before. Franchise actors who claim they want to move on and tackle more artistic endeavors, or who insist they will only come back if the script is right and can do justice to the film(s) that came before. But few of those people are Robert Downey Jr., and even fewer earned the $50 million he pocketed from the mega-success of "The Avengers," thanks to his back-end deal for starring in the movie. So, will RDJ really walk away from that kind of money, despite professing a desire to move on from playing Tony Stark? If his interview in GQ is anything to go by, the answer is yes.

Is Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pinocchio' Dead? Not So Fast

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 4, 2013 10:23 AM
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It’s been over four years since a Guillermo Del Toro-directed film has been in theatres and with the kaiju-versus-robots film “Pacific Rim” in the home stretch, it looked like the monster maven would finally start working on the vast catalogue of projects he’s been attached to. Last year the Mexican filmmaker decided to co-helm the stop-motion version of “Pinocchio” that he had been producing but now it looks the project may not become a reality after all, if cryptic tweets are anything to go by.

'Kick-Ass' Writer Jane Goldman To Pen Tim Burton's 'Pinocchio'; Jez Butterworth Rewrites 'Asteroids'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 16, 2012 10:24 AM
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A fairy tale redo and a videogame movie just got some new writers. That's Hollywood these days folks so let's get into it..

Guillermo Del Toro Confirms Talks For ‘Heaven Sent,’ Already Toying With 'Pacific Rim 2' (But It Won't Be Next)

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 12, 2012 9:45 AM
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There’s been a trend as of late of directors attaching themselves to more projects than they can conceivably handle, and Guillermo del Toro is the poster boy of this epidemic. While next year’s “Pacific Rim” will be his first directorial outing in nearly five years, it hasn’t been for lack of trying (of course you'll remember he was long attached to helm "The Hobbit" but bailed as it continued to stall due to MGM's financial woes). The “Hellboy” helmer is now talking up two more projects that he intends to tackle in the future.

Discuss: After Two Flops In Six Months, What's Next For Tim Burton?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 8, 2012 1:30 PM
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Two years ago, it seemed like Tim Burton could do no wrong. Reteaming once again with frequent collaborator Johnny Depp, the pair took "Alice In Wonderland" to over a billion dollars worldwide, surfing the 3D wave in the aftermath of the success of "Avatar," and demonstrating once again that the pair were perfectly placed to bring the weird to the mainstream. A host of similar other projects were lined up for the filmmaker, but he settled on two that seemed to be close to his heart: an adaptation of supernatural soap "Dark Shadows" starring Depp, set for a plum summer release, and a stop-motion animated remake of the short film that made his name, "Frankenweenie."

Get Animated: New Pics From 'Mr. Peabody And Sherman,' Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pinocchio' & The Latest Trailer For 'Ice Age: Continental Drift'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • June 8, 2012 10:41 AM
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Either that exciting-looking “Wreck-It Ralph” trailer has suddenly got us all interested in animation again, or it’s made rival animators sit up and up their marketing game. Either way, we’ve got new looks at three upcoming animated flicks as a result.

Daniel Radcliffe Might Voice Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pinocchio,' While Juno Temple Joins 'Maleficent'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 17, 2012 5:21 PM
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Right now, it's still unclear if the fairy tale movie is really going to end up being a potent force. While "Once Upon A Time" and "Grimm" have found fans on the small screen, in the cinema, "Alice in Wonderland" aside (and that's a film that's only really a fairy tale by the loosest definition of the word), none of the live-action reboots of classic folklore material, from "Red Riding Hood" to "Mirror Mirror," have gotten much traction with audiences. That could (and we suspect will) change in a couple of weeks when "Snow White And The Huntsman" opens, but the uncertainty hasn't stopped studios moving forward with a myriad of fairy tale projects: everything from "Beauty & The Beast" to "Cinderella" is in various stages of development.

Guillermo Del Toro Steps In To Co-Direct 'Pinocchio' With Mark Gustafson, Production Starts In 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2012 9:53 AM
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If a new version of "Pinocchio" involving Guillermo Del Toro sounds familiar, well, that's because it is. The project has been kicking around since 2008, and just over a year ago it was announced that the ever busy helmer would produce, with Gris Grimly and animation director of "Fantastic Mr. Fox," Mark Gustafson, co-helming the film. Well, it looks like Del Toro can't keep his hands off the movie, and has decided to replace Grimly with himself and take on the co-director's chair.

Tim Burton Now Officially Out Of Ideas, Considering Live-Action 'Pinocchio' With Robert Downey Jr. As Geppetto

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 6, 2012 9:06 PM
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We are not, by any stretch of the imagination, Tim Burton haters. One very senior Playlist member of staff considers "Pee Wee's Big Adventure" one of the greatest movies ever made. The rest of us have our favorites: "Beetlejuice," "Edward Scissorhands," "Ed Wood," even "Sleepy Hollow." The filmmaker is an extremely talented visualist, and a man with a certain empathy for life's outsiders, which has led to work, over the years, both staggeringly beautiful and moving.

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