Finally Disney presents the first official look for the live-action film adaptation Pinocchio directed by Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Welcome to Marwen). This first look gives fans an idea of what the iconic doll looks like, as well as Tom Hanks as Geppetto.
In the photo, Hanks can be seen looking down at Pinocchio, who is still tied with a rope. However, fans of the iconic animated film will notice that the live-action doll is an almost identical depiction of Disney’s animated classic. Geppetto, played by Hanks also looks very similar to the original, complete with big curly hair and thick mustache.
Besides Hanks, Pinocchio will also star Benjamin Evan Ainsworth as the puppet, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception) as Jiminy Cricket, who guides Pinocchio throughout his adventure. Cynthia Erivo (Harriet) will appear as the Blue Fairy, Keegan-Michael Key (Toy Story 4) as “Honest” John, Lorraine Bracco as Sofia the Seagull (a new character added to the film), and Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast) as The Coachman.
Pinocchio is a film story that is very well known by the audience. Tells about a wooden doll who dreams of becoming a human child. In addition, the relationship between father and son is also explored quite deeply and life lessons about the consequences of lying are also characteristic of this classic story.
Based on the 1883 novel entitled The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, this character first debuted on the big screen in 1940 and won two Academy Awards. In the 1940 animated film, the puppet characters are voiced by Dickie Jones, Jiminy Cricket by Cliff Edwards, and Master Geppetto by Christian Rubb.
For information, Netflix is also developing a Pinocchio film with an equally cool director, Guillermo del Toro which will feature Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz and Cate Blanchett, along with Finn Wolfhard, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson, David Bradley, Burn Gorman, and newcomer Gregory Mann.