Some time ago it was known that Guillermo del Toro was preparing a new version of Pinocchio. Recently, it was revealed that Ewan McGregor will play an important character.
If everything continues as planned, in July Warner Bros. premieres Pinocchio, A live-action film directed by Matteo Garrone with Roberto Benigni, but it is not the only adaptation that awaits us: both Robert Zemeckis how Guillermo del Toro they have been plotting their versions for years. The first will direct it to Disney within the collection of remakes that has already left us in recent years; while del Toro will carry out his project with the help of Netflix.
Months ago we told you that Tilda Swinton, Ewan McGregor and Christoph Waltz could participate in the stop-motion animation of Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro. Now we know the role to be played by Ewan McGregor: the voice of conscience, Pepito Grillo, Or so the actor has revealed in an interview with ACE Comic-Con, where he also claimed to have already filmed most of the character's dialogues.
"I started working on it before leaving New York, so part of that is already recorded," said Ewan McGregor regarding the coronavirus and the slowdowns caused by the pandemic. But that they are already working on it does not mean that we are going to see the movie soon on the streaming platform because as the actor explained: “It is stop-motion animation so it will take a long time to make it. But the first part of my job which is to record the voice is already done. There may or may not be a song that needs to be recorded. I'm not sure I'm free to talk about this. "
Obviously there will be songs
The soundtrack for this 'Pinocchio' is dealt with by Alexandre Desplat ('Little Women'), who spelled out in an interview for IndieWire how exciting it was to compose for a film like this: “I wrote many songs in France between 1985 and 2004 when I started making films in America, but after that I never had a chance. So this is a great movie for me because there were seven or eight songs to write, it's very difficult, but it helps when you have actors who can sing. "
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