Mexican director Guillermo del Toro prepares his debut as director of an animated feature film on Netflix with the project that It has been the passion of his life, Pinocchio (Pinocchio), that will write and produce as a musical in stop motion, has today reported the platform in a statement. It will be the next Del Toro movie after The shape of the water, who won four Oscar Awards last year, including Best Director and Best Picture.
The director will set this new version of the classic Pinocchio story in 1930 in Italy. "No form of art has influenced my life and my work as much as animation, and I have not had such a deep personal connection with any character in history as with Pinocchio," said the creator of The Pan's Labyrinth.
"In our story, Pinocchio is an innocent soul with an indifferent father who loses himself in a world he can not understand, he embarks on an extraordinary journey after which he will understand more deeply his father and the real world," the filmmaker advances. who says he wanted to make this movie all his life. In fact, seven years ago, Del Toro promised this newspaper that would shoot "the most shocking and brutal Pinocchio". "It will be macabre and dangerous, as fairy tales should be", Gris Grimly added then, author of the Pinocchio design which will inspire the animation of the film.
This project is another step in Netflix's relationship with Guillermo del Toro, creator of the Emmy-winning television series Trollhunters, first installment of the trilogy Tales from Arcadia, produced by DreamWorks. The next chapter, 3 Below, will be released on December 21, 2018, followed by Wizards in 2019. He is also the creator of the next Netflix series, Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight.
Melissa Cobb, vice president of Kids and Family at Netflix, has emphasized that throughout her career, Del Toro "has demonstrated her mastery by inspiring people through her magical worlds filled with magnificent unforgettable characters, from the monsters in The Pan's Labyrinth until the aquatic creature in The shape of the water"Netflix expects production to start this fall.