Sam Mendes In Talks For Disney’s “Pinocchio”

Sam Mendes is in early talks to direct the live-action adaptation of 1940 animated classic “Pinocchio” currently in the works at Disney Pictures.

Last year Mendes became attached to direct another animated to live-action remake for Disney, “James and the Giant Peach,” but now he’s reportedly off that project.

Peter Hedges penned the script for the new “Pinocchio,” the latest take on Carlo Collodi’s 1883 children’s book about a puppet and a poor woodcarver.

The project is not to be confused with the other notable adaptation of the property currently in development – the Warner Bros. Pictures live-action film which has Paul Thomas Anderson is writing the screenplay and Robert Downey Jr. slated to star as Geppetto.

Source: Variety