Howard Replaces Anderson On “Pinocchio”?

Filmmaker Ron Howard has become attached to direct the new family-oriented live-action “Pinocchio” movie currently in the works at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Robert Downey Je. is attached to star in the role of Geppetto in this new take on the classic Carlo Collodi book. Jane Goldman, Michael Mitnick and Bryan Fuller all took previous shots at the script which follows Geppetto as he sets out to find Pinocchio when he goes missing.

The tone of the new film is said to be in the vein of “Alice in Wonderland,” “Maleficent” and the upcoming “The Jungle Book” which take existing properties and tweak the narrative.

Howard replaces Paul Thomas Anderson who was previously attached to write and direct. That filmmaker stepped away from the film last Fall. Howard, Downey Jr., Brian Grazer, Dan Jinks and Susan Downey will produce.

Source: The Tracking Board