November 15, 2012
Jane Goldman Could Write Tim Burton's PINOCCHIO Starring Robert Downey Jr.
HeatVision reports that screenwriter Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass, Stardust, Woman In Black, X-Men First Class) is in talks with Warner Bros. to write Pinocchio. A live-action re-telling of the classic Italian fairytale. It could see Tim Burton directing with Robert Downey Jr. in the lead as Geppetto. Everyone involved so far are just in talks and haven't officially signed on. I assume their involvement would hinge on Goldman's script.
"Geppetto, the woodcarver who creates a puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy and whose nose grows when he tells a lie. When Pinocchio goes missing, Geppetto embarks on a quest to reunite with his marionette."