Robert Zemeckis is officially the director behind Disney‘s live-action Pinocchio. Back in late 2019, the remake was canned only to come back this year likely because of interest from fans who enjoyed their remakes.
Simon Farnaby was initially helping with the script alongside Chris Weitz but it will be foregone and redone with Zemeckis instead. No casting details have been revealed as of yet.
Production of the film will go to Andrew Miano and Weitz’s company, Depth by Fields, which is also working on a Bambi remake for Disney as well.
The original 1940 production followed the story of Pinocchio and his creator Geppetto. Wishing to follow his dream, the young puppet goes on a journey to try and become a real boy.
The Pinocchio remake doesn’t have a release date just yet and seeks to start production by the end of the year. But, Disney has revealed several dates that are slowly being filled by unannounced projects. These dates are: March 12, 2021, July 30, 2021, October 8, 2021, November 19, 2021, March 25, 2022, May 27,2022, July 8, 2022, August 12, 2022, November 4, 2022, March 10, 2023, May 26, 2023, July 14, 2023, August 11, 2023, October 6, 2023, and December 15, 2023.
Disney is setting its sights on its next live-action remake release as Mulan for March 27, 2020.