Trailer for an Interestingly Different and Dark Version of PINOCCHIO from Italian Director Matteo Garrone

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There are a few different feature film versions of the classic fairytale Pinocchio in development. We have a stop-motion film coming from Guillermo del Toro, and Disney is developing their own live action remake. The other adaptation has kind of been off the radar because it’s an Italian film that comes from director Matteo Garrone (Tale of Tales, Gomorra).

We have the first teaser trailer to share with you today for this movie, and as you’ll see, this is going to be a very different and dark take on Pinocchio. I like what I’m seeing! I really love the visual designs of the film and the characters that fill it.

The movie stars Italian actor Roberto Benigni (Life is Beautiful) in the role of Geppetto. This is the second Pinocchio film that he’s been a part of. In 2002, Benigni wrote, directed, and starred in his own Pinocchio movie. The movie also co-stars newcomer Federico Ielapi as Pinocchio.

Pinocchio opens in Italy on Christmas Day. There’s no word on when we’ll get to see it here in the U.S., but i’ll be looking out for it because I want to watch it.

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