Guillermo del Toro Will Finally Direct Carlo Collodi‘s Classic ‘Pinocchio’


LATIN HORROR first blew a gasket back in 2012 (and that’s a good thing) when it was originally floated that Guillermo del Toro would be directing an adaptation of Carlo Collodi‘s beloved fairy tale ‘Pinocchio.’ But the boil of our excitement quickly was tempered to luke-warm when the project stalled.

Pinocchio Concept Art

Pinocchio Concept Art

Now things are heating up again as the news recently hit that del Toro will be partnering with Netflix to bring his unique spin to the age-old Italian fable. Under ‘El Maestro’s’ direction, Pinocchio will once again return to the place of its origin–Italy– and be set against the backdrop of the 1930s, a period that has been very present in the director’s canon: think The Devil’s Backbone and Pan Labyrinth. The film will also be a stop-motion animation version of the classic!

A conscience is that still small voice that people won’t listen to. – Carlo Collodi, Pinocchio

Another shot in the arm is the fact that del Toro still aims to team up with the fantastic folk at Laika—the studio who breathed life into Paranorman and Coraline. Suddenly the choice of mediums becomes more organic.

We’ll have more as the project develops. 😉

Edwin "El Miedo" Pagán
Edwin "El Miedo" Pagán is the Founder-In-Chief of LATIN HORROR. Pagán is a writer, filmmaker and life-long horror fan. In 2008 he founded LATIN HORROR, an online niche market website specializing in Latin-influenced horror, its documentation, and promotion as a distinct genre. Pagán is at the forefront of the Latin "Dark Creative Expressionist" movement, a term he coined as a means of identifying the millions of lost souls who live outside the rim of mainstream society and whose lifestyle and work is grounded in horror, the macabre, and gothic arts. Currently, he is penning a book entitled 'MIEDO - The History of Latin Horror.' Trivia: He is noted for ending his written correspondence with the offbeat salutation 'There will be SANGRE!'

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  1. […] LATIN HORROR has been keeping an eye on Guillermo del Toro’s highly anticipated stop-motion animated film ‘Pinocchio’ ever since it first hit the boards back in 2012, which is based on the work of the one and only”mad creator” Griss Grimely, and more recently. […]

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