Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio

After many months of unconfirmed rumors, Guillermo Del Toro has made it official. He will be co-directing Henson’s upcoming stop-motion adaptation of 'Pinocchio', with Mark Gustafson. Shooting should start in 2013 on the stop motion version of 'Pinocchio'(based on the edition of Carlo Collodi’s classic tale illustrated by Gris Grimly.)

“In this new version of one of the world’s best-loved tales, Pinocchio embarks on a series of extraordinary and thrilling adventures, proving himself to be as indestructible as his love for his father, the studio said.

Del Toro and his frequent collaborator Matthew Robbins have been developing the screen story over the past year, and Robbins wrote the screenplay.

Veteran rock musician and film composer Nick Cave will serve as music consultant for the production.

“‘I believe that our tale of Pinocchio recaptures the darker, more daunting aspects of the book that have been missing from previous film incarnations and takes advantage of all the allegorical aspects of the tale," said Del Toro.

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