Sunday, January 8, 2012

Tim Burton wants to direct Robert Downey Jr. in Warner Brothers' Pinocchio remake

Tim Burton really wants to direct Warner Brothers' upcoming Pinocchio remake.  He even knows who he wants to make it with, Robert Downey Jr.  Funny, I just posted about a DIFFERENT classic that was to be remade by Time Burton, Maleficent.  He's obviously pulled out of that project, but sounds like he's really interested in the Pinocchio project.  The Hollywood Reporter talks about it:
Neither Burton nor Downey has a deal with Warners, but sources say Burton is keen to direct the film and has begun talks with the studio, so it's just a question of whether Pinocchio will be his next movie. 

Neither of these Hollywood players have signed on, but Burton has some major pull.  He can get this film on the fast track, especially with Downey.  Warner Brothers has Bryan Fuller ("Pushing Daisies") working on the script.  Oscar winning producer, Dan Jinks (American Beauty) is set to produce the film.  Now it's a matter of time before it gets started or Burton moves on.  We'll have to wait and see.

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