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Fox Buys Pinocchio Prequel For Shawn Levy

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20th Century Fox has acquired the spec script The Three Misfortunes of Geppetto for Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps. Levy is attached to direct the script by Michael Vukadinovich. It’s a prequel to the story of Pinocchio, in which Geppetto endures a life of misfortune, war and adventure, all to be with Julia Moon, his true love. The sweep is reminiscent of Big Fish or The Princess Bride and it creates a fresh way into the Pinocchio story at a time when revisionist fairy tales are dominating the movie landscape. Warner Bros last year set up a live action Pinocchio film that has the interest of Tim Burton. 21 Laps execs Dan Cohen and Billy Rosenberg brought in the script.

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Tuxedo_Mask3423d ago

I was about to say, "a prequel to Pinocchio"? For a second I though the movie was just going to be about a tree in the forest waiting to be cut down. It would have been better if they would have said "Geppetto's story", but I suppose Pinocchio is more well known.

JL3423d ago

lol I was thinking the same when I read that. I'm like we already know the beginning of Pinocchio's story. Can't get any more prequel than that. A Geppetto story sounds boring though.

And talk about riding on the coattails of a name. This will basically have nothing whatsoever to do with Pinocchio. He might just get a mention at the very end, that's it.