Jane Goldman writing Pinocchio for Robert Downey Jr. and Tim Burton

Working on the script for Warner Bros live-action take on the classic tale

Jane Goldman has been hired to rework the script for Pinocchio, which has Tim Burton attached to direct and Robert Downey Jr. set to topline as Geppetto.

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Goldman will work on a new draft of the screenplay, following an initial effort by Pushing Daisies writer Bryan Fuller.

Downey Jr. and Burton have been tentatively attached to the project since the beginning of 2012, and THR states that Goldman will be working some of RDJ’s notes into the script.

This take on the classic story by Carlo Collodi sees Geppetto on a mission to reunited with his hand-carved offspring.

Goldman has proved herself to be an screenwriter of considerable talent time and time again, bringing a bang-up-to-date slant to classic genre staples in the likes of Stardust, X-Men: First Class and The Woman In Black.

She’s currently hard at work on First Class sequel Days Of Future Past.

With this trio of talent involved, Warner Bros could have an extremely lucrative commercial prospect on their hands.

This version of Pinocchio is not to be confused with the Big Fish-esque Pinocchio prequel that Shawn Levy is attached to.

Guillermo del Toro also has a 3D stop-motion adaptation of Carlo Collodi's classic story in the works.

Do you think Goldman’s the right person to bring some magic to Pinocchio? Tell us below…


    • jaykays hat

      Nov 16th 2012, 15:47

      Will Pinocchio be played by Johnny Depp? Will there be a part in this film for Helena Bonham Carter? Will Tim Burton ruin another film with his brand of weirdness?

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    • Kellend11

      Nov 16th 2012, 16:05

      I think RDJ would do well playing Geppetto, however, Burton as a director? No thanks. Even if Depp and Bonham Carter weren't in it (hurray!), I still think he'd do a so-so job of it, it would just look too typical and its getting a bit boring.

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    • Brightonrobot

      Nov 16th 2012, 17:36

      I wish Tim Birton would just leave classics alone. He is literally destroying them film after film. I am way more excited about guillermo del toros pinocchio as he is actually a good film maker...

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    • Hadouken76

      Nov 16th 2012, 18:28

      Goldman is obviously the talented one of her family, seeing how she is married to a dirty old 50-something who collects comics, toys and leave dirty messages to actors about their 16yr old Grand-daughters.

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    • Ali1748

      Nov 17th 2012, 0:16

      You do realize Sachs grandaughter has made porno movies.

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    • Hadouken76

      Nov 17th 2012, 0:51

      Oh thats a good excuse for an old man to perv on a teenager lol

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    • Ali1748

      Nov 17th 2012, 10:34

      She was a lewd woman who hopped into bed with Russel Brand I would hardly call her a saint.

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    • badger86

      Nov 18th 2012, 1:20

      She was 23 at the time of the prank calls, not 16.

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    • Hadouken76

      Nov 18th 2012, 20:19

      Okay you guys defend a dirty old man if you like lol :D

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    • piffle

      Nov 18th 2012, 21:57

      I have mad love for Goldman! I lack mad love for Burton. There needs to be fleshing out here before I have an opinion.

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    • redgonzo

      Nov 18th 2012, 22:15

      Is this a joke? It really sounds like satire.

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