Jane Goldman to Write Tim Burton & Robert Downey Jr.'s 'Pinocchio'

November 16, 2012
Source: THR

Jane Goldman / 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?

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SO excited for them to collaborate! Heaven help me if Johnny Depp is up in that mix.

fem!anon on Nov 16, 2012


Tim Burton is creatively done.

ticketmaster on Nov 16, 2012


Come on don't be such a pessimist!

Davide Coppola on Nov 16, 2012


With RDJ starring as Geppetto, that means Burton will have to make Johnny Depp voice-act his CGI Pinocchio. Come on, you know it will happen.

DarkRaven18599 on Nov 16, 2012


Wow, a Johnny Depp-Tim Burton joke. Never heard that before. You're so funny and original. Are you always this funny? I bet you're constantly cracking people up at parties, telling your witty barbs. Jokes that no one has ever, ever heard before. Aren't you clever? Can I be your friend? I love being friends with witty funny people.

Bobo_Vision on Nov 16, 2012


Personally I am very excited for this movie.

Snowfall on Nov 16, 2012


I swear to god, if this derails Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio I am going to murder Tim Burton.

nightgoat72 on Nov 16, 2012


Robert Downey Jr.? I've never seen Johnny Depp spelled that way before.

castingcouch on Nov 17, 2012

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