In today's news you did not know what you needed until you got it: Guillermo Del Toro will lead a Pinocchio Redo. Netflix announced the collaboration on Monday, October 22, with a tweet that immediately spun fans' minds, visualizing what they could expect from a Reimagining the Disney classic.. It's the kind of artistic pair so perfect that you can not believe you did not think it yourself, and now that it's here, you can not imagine living without it.
This project is still in the early days, so there are still not many details available, but here are some basic concepts that we do know. The project will be held in stop-motion, in collaboration with puppet experts from the company Jim Henson. It will also be a musical, that Del Toro will write, produce, Y Direct, and for a long time it has been a dream of the renowned directors to obtain this nostalgic classic. Here is the Pinocchio ad on the transmission platform and in Del Toro's own words, through the official Twitter account for Netflix Films:
"Breaking the news of Guillermo del Toro: the Academy Award-winning filmmaker will write, produce and direct a musical version of Pinocho for Netflix in stop motion." Del Toro explained: "I wanted to make this movie for as long as I can remember. . . Jiminy Cricket! "
But before you start imagining that the famous director will make a shot-by-shot remake of the original Disney prank, do not feel comfortable. The Twitter account was quick to add his original ad with an ominous note: "… And it's safe to say that Jiminy will not be in Guillermo's version."
Basically, do not come here waiting for a cheerful mentor to help our protagonist stay on the right track, because is Pinocchio is alone.
Del Toro is known for his direction of mysterious and fantastic successes like The Pan's Labyrinth Y The shape of the water, the last of which won four Oscars, including Best Director and Best Film at this year's ceremony. His works get under your skin and stay there, spinning around your brain until the images you paint remain there permanently. (Admit it, you still think about that spooky character of The Pan's Labyrinth with eyes on hands at least once a week.)
So who could be a better choice to lead a surprisingly horrible story like Pinocchio? Maybe you do not think about the story of the little wooden puppet that wanted to be a real boy that way, but the more you propose it, the more you will realize that it is right in the alley of the Mexican director. The scene where Pinocchio is locked inside a bird cage? Or swallowed by a whale? Or transformed into an ass against his will? Those scenes were probably jarring enough to stay in your brain even the first time, so imagine how uncomfortable they'll be in Del Toro's hands.
Already, the first reports of Variety make us burst in goose bumps from head to toe. The outlet informs that of Netflix Pinocchio It will be located in the Italy of the 1930s, a time when the country was under the control of the infamous fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. So something nice, light food! And so it seems, Del Toro is planning to establish some darker family relationships than viewers saw in the 1940 version of Disney. As the 54-year-old man told the outlet in a statement:
"No form of art has influenced my life and my work more than animation, and no character in history has had a personal connection as deep as Pinocchio. In our story, Pinocchio is an innocent soul with a carefree father who gets lost in a world he can not understand. He embarks on an extraordinary journey that leaves him with a deep understanding of his father and the real world. "
Hoo boy "An innocent soul with an indifferent father", what could go wrong? Everyone should wear the seat belt for this new version, because it looks like it's going to be an intentionally bumpy ride.