Guillermo Del Toro Has Daniel Radcliffe, Christopher Walken And Tom Waits In The Frame For Pinocchio

Speaking to the Cannes crowd via satellite link up today, Guillermo Del Toro had some updates on his stop motion animated Pinocchio movie. While he made it clear that nobody had signed on just yet, Del Toro did name some possibilities. Here’s how the Daily edition of THR handed out at the fest put it:

[Del Toro] said Daniel RadcliŠffe had approached him “to get involved in the project” and that Tom Waits was on his wish list to play a part as one of the voice cast. Throwing out names, del Toro also said he instantly thought of Christopher Walken when he imagined the part played by the fox in the story.

We’ll see which of those deals come to pass.

For the Waits part, I imagine we’d be looking at the role of Mangiafuoco or, in the Disney version, Stromboli. He’s the puppet show master that Pinocchio crosses paths with very early on.

For Del Toro to not posit casting for the cat I suppose he’s yet to make his mind up. In Disney’s cartoon he had no voice, but in Collodi’s novel she often repeated things that the fox had said.

This being a stop motion film, the finished product is a long way off. We don’t have an exact date yet, but Del Toro today told the crowd to expect the film to be released in 2014.

So, stay tuned for two more years of updates.

Layout 1

Exclusive Extended Previews For Flash Gordon, King: Flash Gordon, King: The Phantom And Purgatori

SML-Podcast-Banner1-600x2161

The SML Podcast – Discussing Funk Of Titans, H1Z1, Nintendo, And More


unnamed (1)

The Legend Of Zelda: Link To The Past Graphic Novel By Shotaro Ishinomori Returns

UNITY_015_COVER-A_ALLEN

Into The Fire – Advanced Preview Of Unity #15

Solas Phantom Color

Ron Salas Covers The Phantom For Dynamite

Talking Comics – Discussing This Week’s Upcoming Titles From Uncanny Avengers To Effigy, Dying And The Dead, And More!

Da3_tavern

Get All The Tavern Songs From Dragon Age: Inquisition For Free

Stan Lee Talks To Steve Aoki About The Future

DEADGUYS_pitch_colComp(1)-page-001

Sneak Peek: Paybacks And Archer & Armstrong’s Eliot Rahal Teases Creator-Owned Project Dead Guys

Ms. Marvel Vs. Pamela Gellar On San Francisco Bus Ads