As we reported a few weeks ago, Guillermo Del Toro is working on a stop-motion Pinocchio film that will take a slightly darker approach to the classic tale. Entertainment Weekly printed some new concept art stills from the upcoming film.
Del Toro is known for his uniquely moody directing style in such films as Hellboy as Pan's Labyrinth (check out some Pan's Labyrinth quotes). He was originally slated to direct the upcoming Hobbit films, which was eventually handed over to Peter Jackson. Del Toro did, however, co-write the script. Watch the latest Hobbit production video for an in-depth tour around the New Zealand studio where the film is being made.
The Pinocchio reboot is yet to receive a release date or shooting schedule. Check out this character design photo from a few years ago, showing Pinocchio and Geppetto: