Jane Goldman to Write Tim Burton & Robert Downey Jr.'s 'Pinocchio'
Nearly a year ago, fans of Tim Burton and Robert Downey Jr. had their worlds rocked when it was revealed that the director and actor were talking about collaborating for the first time on a new adaptation of the classic story of Pinocchio. No deals are in ink, but the two have been discussing the project with Warner Bros. on and off for months now. 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. Now THR says the film has a new writer in the form of Jane Goldman, the red-haired fanboy favorite behind familiar projects.
This year, Goldman was behind the Daniel Radcliffe horror The Woman in Black, but previously, she collaborated with Matthew Vaughn on X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass and Stardust. Now she'll script this story focusing on Geppetto tracking down Pinocchio after he goes missing. "Pushing Daisies" and "Dead Like Me" creator Bryan Fuller wrote the original script (and that was already enticing), so having Goldman write the new draft is icing on the cake. But here's no telling how soon this project could get off the ground, so we may be waiting awhile. Excited to have Robert Downey Jr. and Tim Burton collaborate?