Disney will soon bring a remake of Pinocchio to DisneyPlus. This time, however, the wooden doll will not be seen on the screens in the form of an animated film, but as a live action dance for us
In the lead role of Geppetto is even tom hanks be visible. For those who are already curious as to what the classic will look like, there’s a newly released teaser trailer for the film.
First trailer of Pinocchio on Disney+
Disney has released a first teaser trailer for the upcoming remake of Pinocchio starring Tom Hanks. The film is due out later this year September 8th be published directly on Disney Plus.
Directed by Robert Zemeckiswho’s been through movies like Back to the Future or Forrest Gump could gain much fame. Zemeckis and Hanks have not only worked together in live-action adaptations, but also in the past The Polar Express proved that they can do something with CG adaptations.
In addition to Hanks, the live-action adaptation of the classic also Cynthia Erivo as Blue Fairy, Joseph Gordon Levitt as voice of Jiminy Cricket, Luke Evans as coachman, Keegan-Michael Key as Honest John and Benjamin Evan Ainsworth in the title role be visible. You can watch the trailer for the film here.
A classic story
From the looks of it, the story of the doll who wants to become a real boy hasn’t been fleshed out much, and neither has that The design of the film is based on that of the classic cartoon in every detail from 1940. The doll even wears his yellow hat, white gloves and red trousers like in the Disney original.
As you might expect, the carpenter Gepetto wishes his wooden puppet to come to life. The come-to-life doll then embarks on an adventure hoping to become a “real boy” and not just made of animated wood and thread.
Exclusive to Disney Plus
While some filmmakers have spoken out against releasing their films directly to a streaming platform without a prior theatrical release, director Robert Zemeckis seems to have no problem with such plans.
As Disney announced last December, his film will appear directly on the streaming platform. With this strategy, Disney has so far had a very successful combination of releasing selected exclusive films on the streaming platform and theatrical releases.