You can already see the first preview of the version that Guillermo Del Toro has made of “Pinocchio”, a film that the filmmaker himself directs with Mark Gustafson. Netflix executive producer Jason Lust stated that the animated film will hit the platform worldwide in December 2022.
The Oscar-winning director presents his personal vision of the classic Italian tale: a stop-motion animated musical. It will be set in 1930 Italy and will retell Carlo Collodi’s traditional tale, written between 1882 and 1883, about a puppet that comes to life while the carpenter Geppetto is carving it in his workshop.
The voice cast in its original version includes an all-star cast: Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson, Burn Gorman and newcomer Gregory Mann in the role of Pinocchio.
Del Toro is also a screenwriter with Patrick McHale, in addition to participating in its production with Lisa Henson, Alex Bulkley, Corey Campodonico and Gary Ungar.
The official synopsis of the film is as follows: “It follows the extraordinary journey of a wooden boy who is magically brought to life by his father’s wish. Set during the rise of fascism in Mussolini’s Italy, this film is a story of love and disobedience as the young man struggles to live up to life and the expectations of his human father.”