Walt Disney Studios has released a full trailer for the live-action film, “Pinocchio,” directed by Robert Zemeckis, which is an adaptation of its own classic 1940 cartoon feature of the same name based on the book by Carlo Collodi.
The story sees an old Italian wood carver named Geppetto who carves a wooden puppet named Pinocchio, which is brought to life by a blue fairy and dreams of becoming a ‘real boy’ if he proves himself to be “brave, truthful, and unselfish”.
In this new trailer, we get to see the puppet-turned-boy in action, running around the streets and talking to a fox, who appears to be the ringmaster of a circus, and a pirate and of course, we get to see his nose grow after telling a lie.
This latest version stars Tom Hanks as Geppetto, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Jiminy Cricket, Cynthia Erivo as The Blue Fairy, Luke Evans as The Coachman, Keegan-Michael Key as ‘Honest’ John Worthington Foulfellow, Lorraine Bracco as Sofia the Seagull, and Benjamin Evan Ainsworth as Pinocchio.
Zmeckis has made a number of successful films such as, “Back to the Future,””Forrest Gump” and “The Polar Express” and also critically well-received films like, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” “Contact,” “Cast Away” and “Flight.”
The project, not to be confused with Guillermo del Toro’s stop-motion animated Netflix film based on the story also due out later this year, will premiere as an original movie on Thursday September 8th.