Jane Goldman To Rewrite Tim Burton's PINOCCHIO Starring Robert Downey Jr.

Jane Goldman To Rewrite Tim Burton's PINOCCHIO Starring Robert Downey Jr.

The live-action adaptation directed by Tim Burton and starring Robert Downey Jr. is moving forward, as Warner Brothers. have set Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class writer Jane Goldman to pen the script...


The classic children's story Pinocchio, written by Carlo Collodi in 1883, will soon be a live-action adaptation from Warner Bros. Pictures, directed by Tim Burton and starring Robert Downey Jr. The initial draft of the script was written by Bryan Fuller, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, Jane Goldman (X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass) will rewrite it.

"Jane Goldman is in negotiations to work on the script for the project, lending considerable heat to what would see Tim Burton direct Robert Downey Jr. for the first time."

According to the report, Burton and Downey haven't signed on yet, but the two of them have been eyeing the project and talking to the studio for months now. THR also has a brief summary of this adaptation:

"In the version being developed at Warner Bros., Downey would play Geppetto, the woodcarver who creates a puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy and whose nose grows when he tells a lie. When Pinocchio goes missing, Geppetto embarks on a quest to reunite with his marionette."

So, what do you think? Are you looking forward to seeing Robert Downey Jr. teaming up with Tim Burton for this film, if everything goes as planned?


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Greengo - 11/16/2012, 9:35 AM
As long as Downy is Geppetto I'm in.
Greengo - 11/16/2012, 9:36 AM
Oooookkkayyyy..... looks like I'm in.
superotherside - 11/16/2012, 9:40 AM
Sounds great actually, who will play Pinocchio though? I've really have enjoyed a lot of the Fairy Tales being adapted into live action. So I'm sure I'll like this one especially with RDJ.

Although what ever happened to him playing in a new Perry Mason film?
Jollem - 11/16/2012, 9:41 AM
i wonder if he'll be playing a version of robert downey jr.?

relax, junior fans :)
sharkman03191 - 11/16/2012, 9:43 AM
For cryin' out loud, Burton, don't wreck this!
Greengo - 11/16/2012, 9:45 AM
Jeremy Renner for Pinocchio lol : )
KaneVonDoom - 11/16/2012, 9:48 AM
For as much shit as Burton gets lately, Dark Shadows and Frankenweenie were really pretty damn good. I see Pinocchio as all good so far.
FireKnightRises - 11/16/2012, 9:50 AM
RDJ should be pinnochio himself
RedeyeJedi - 11/16/2012, 9:50 AM
I never know how to feel about upcoming Tim Burton movies. His last great film was Big Fish and that was like ten years ago. At the very least Depp isn't attached to star so maybe we'll get something cool.
ManofSteel23 - 11/16/2012, 9:50 AM
There has been countless live action versions,why does burton have to make yet another fairy tale story
BubblesShedAndBreakfast - 11/16/2012, 9:52 AM
Wow a Tim Burton movie with someone else in the lead besides Johnny Depp! I am curious to see RDJ directed by Tim Burton.
Preston - 11/16/2012, 9:54 AM
Guillermo del Torro, (early) Alex Proyas, and Tim Burton all have an artistic (fairytale/fantasy based) quality to their work.

Downey and Burton

Now, Tim Burton can deliver an artistic tone to any film, good or bad; however, he is only as good as his screenplays. So, here is hoping that Jane Goldman turns in a superb script.

Robert Downey Jr. is the same. He is a great actor only undone by the quality of the screenplay (see: Iron man 2).

"With a good script a good director can produce a masterpiece; with the same script a mediocre director can make a passable film. But with a bad script even a good director can’t possibly make a good film. For truly cinematic expression, the camera and the microphone must be able to cross both fire and water. That is what makes a real movie. The script must be something that has the power to do this."


- Akira Kurosawa
villain001 - 11/16/2012, 9:55 AM
this is going to be awesome... downey will make u cry over wood
rockerdude22 - 11/16/2012, 10:01 AM
Hey, if RDJ's in it, I might check it out. Dude's one of my favorite actors!
Parker2017 - 11/16/2012, 10:01 AM
it's a really interesting perspective and take on the pinochino and i'm excited for this. @Preston nice quote form Kurosawa Akira! :) that is very true, so here is hoping form something good. She did do kick-ass and X-men First Class. make with that what you will, it could be good.
rockerdude22 - 11/16/2012, 10:12 AM
I totally agree with the quote. A film is only as good as it's script.
DukeAcureds - 11/16/2012, 10:13 AM
Wasn't this yet another film that Guillermo Del Toro was supposed to be directing?
imnotwearinghockeypants - 11/16/2012, 10:24 AM
Depp as Pinocchio. Helena Bonham Carter as Jiminy Cricket. Mark it zero, dude.
parascythe - 11/16/2012, 10:30 AM
So does this mean we're going to see sweeney todd's set again?
MyInnerDork - 11/16/2012, 10:32 AM
I bet it'll be visually exact to all of Burton's recent movies. Which is lame and boring now. Why RDJ, WHY?!?!?!
KaneVonDoom - 11/16/2012, 10:32 AM
aaaand Preston just created a mini article within the comments of an article.... INCEPTION
jessepostal - 11/16/2012, 10:38 AM
When was the last time Burton didn't adapt a remake??
Philvis - 11/16/2012, 10:52 AM
Where are the Jane Goldman pics?
CharacterAssassin - 11/16/2012, 10:53 AM
wait for it... it's gonna be converted into 3D.
HeadlessJensen - 11/16/2012, 11:13 AM
PINOCCHIO. Downey Jr. Tim Burton. Sold.
ScroogeMcDuck - 11/16/2012, 11:24 AM
ScroogeMcDuck - 11/16/2012, 11:26 AM
Dunejedi - 11/16/2012, 11:49 AM
@imnotwearinghockeypants Well played, sir. Well played.
AlexDeLarge87 - 11/16/2012, 11:55 AM
Lately Burton has turned me off (Dark Shadows. I cant believe how shit that film was) but lets see where this goes.

Depp and Bonham Carter better stay [frick] away from this film. Burton better cast someone else for a change.

Benedict Cumberbatch would be excellent choice as The Fox.
campblood - 11/16/2012, 12:02 PM
burton is just trying to best del toro to the punch and its not going to work. because then after his comes out and flops del toro will be like " ok here's how to do Pinocchio right "
StSharp - 11/16/2012, 1:34 PM
Burton needs to take a brake! He's been making a lot of shit lately...his films have just be comig off as really, really, reallyyyyy corny,losing any kind of substance and making you not want to watch, seiously. But I love Downey, so I hope this one's a home run!
xstryker - 11/16/2012, 1:36 PM
Alice in Wonderland: Shit
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Shit
This: Shit
DukeAcureds - 11/16/2012, 1:48 PM
xstryker@ Dark Shadows = comeback.
Frankenweenie = comeback
This = awesome?
Facade - 11/16/2012, 2:47 PM
I can only assume that Depp and Bonham Carter will be involved. I can't believe Burton still gets offers.
HelaGood - 11/16/2012, 3:49 PM
you had me at Goldman...lost me with Burton...got me back again with Downey... kept me with Goldman's boobs.
OptimusPrimeTime - 11/16/2012, 4:05 PM
A Tim Burton movie without Johnny Depp, that has RDJ in it.


[frick] me sideways, I'm all in. Let's do this....


Someone has finally split up the circle jerk that is Burton/Depp/Carter.......there IS a God.
diagnostic - 11/16/2012, 4:35 PM
All you need to know...

http://img002.lazygirls.info/people/jane_goldman/jane_goldman_jane_goldman_5_1ihNr2R.sized.jpg
evilness - 11/16/2012, 4:40 PM
tim burton's a good fit for this.
although, i'm curious how RDJ will fit as gepetto
Spideyguy94 - 11/16/2012, 4:43 PM
In 2 minds on this, Goldman is a very good writer and I love Robert Downey jr, but I despise time burton, the man has only got 2 styles, its either over saturated bright colours or it's his gothic black off whites and that is it
SugarYumYum - 11/16/2012, 4:56 PM
Goodman's script should be good.

RDJ is always good.

Burton's visual style fits I'm just worried it's gonna be the same old tricks nothing fresh... but even if he doesn't do anything interesting should still be a good watch.

Ok, I'm down.
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