Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro reveals his impending Pinocchio will make a big appearance on Netflix in 2022. The honor winning movie producer, known for Pan’s Labyrinth and The Shape of Water, reported the task as far back as 2008. Suffering setbacks because of financing and studio changes, Netflix eventually got the film in 2018. Production on the animation purportedly started in January 2020, shooting in Guadalajara, Mexico, and Portland, Oregon. Del Toro provided a fresh update on the progress of the impending title.

“The movie will come out last quarter of 2022,” he revealed, adding that the release would check five years since the introduction of his acclaimed fantasy romance, The Shape of Water. Promising that the film was would be “not normal for any version of the story you’ve ever seen” and contrasting his iteration with Frankenstein, del Toro confessed that the image was “very personal” to him. Look at his full comments below:

“The movie will come out last quarter of 2022. It’s curious because it’s been almost five years since Shape of Water and presently it will be two movies in succession one after the other.”

Touted as stop-action animation, del Toro’s Pinocchio will allegedly adopt a more obscure strategy to the classic Italian story via Carlo Collodi. In 2020 the film secured a star-studded ensemble, which includes the likes of Gregory Mann as Pinocchio, Ewan McGregor as Jiminy Cricket, Tilda Swinton as the Fairy, Christoph Waltz as the Fox and the Cat, Cate Blanchett as the Dove, Finn Wolfhard as Lampwick, Ron Perlman as Mangiafuoco, and David Bradley as Geppetto. Del Toro wrote the script for Pinocchio alongside Patrick McHale and is helming the venture with Mark Gustafson of Fantastic Mr. Fox.

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