Sunday December 04, 2022

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio finally looks like a real wooden boy in the first teaser

After years of being trapped within different circles of development hell for years, Guillermo del Toro, co-director, is finally able to present his long-awaited Pinocchio. The stop-motion feature’s first trailer is here to introduce the world. This film is set during Benito Mussolini’s fascist rule over Italy in the 1930s. It tells the story of a wooden puppet that suddenly comes to life to the delight of his woodcarver father. This Pinocchio (Gregory Mann), unlike other Pinocchio stories, quickly gets into the kind of cruel mischief that puts him at odds with Geppetto, David Bradley’s director. Geppetto, who loves his son but can’t help but notice that he’s not exactly what one would call “nice”. Although this Pinocchio assumes that you are familiar with the entire fairytale, Sebastian J. Cricket (Ewan MacGregor) makes it clear in the teaser trailer there is more to the story and plans to be the one who says it.
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Although the teaser may be short, it provides enough detail to give an idea of how Pinocchio might sound and feel in his more playful, enchanting moments. It’s not clear how the film will move between its fairytale elements, and the dark real-world history that is woven into it. Pinocchio was co-directed and written by del Toro, Patrick McHale and Mark Gustafson. Tilda Swinton and David Bradley star in the film, as well as Cate Blanchett and John Turturo. Tim Blake Nelson and Ron Perlman also direct the film.
Pinocchio will be available on Netflix in December.

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