Guillermo del Toro Sets ‘Pinocchio’ Passion Project With Netflix

Posted by on October 23, 2018

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Academy Award-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has set up his lifelong passion project, a new adaptation of “Pinocchio” at Netflix, the company announced on Monday.

Del Toro is making his animated feature film directorial debut on the project which he will also write and produce as a stop-motion musical. “Pinocchio” will be del Toro’s first feature film since “The Shape of Water,” which won four Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Picture.

Del Toro has set his retelling of “Pinocchio” in Italy during the 1930s.

This marks an expansion of Netflix’s existing relationship with Guillermo del Toro, who created their Emmy award-winning television series DreamWorks’ “Trollhunters,” the first installment of the DreamWorks’ “Tales of Arcadia” trilogy. The next chapter, “3Below,” is set to debut on December 21, 2018, followed by “Wizards” in 2019. He is also the creator of the upcoming Netflix series, “Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight.”