Ron Howard joins Robert Downey Jr.’s Pinocchio
Tracking Board has revealed that Apollo 13 Director Ron Howard has joined Robert Downey Jr.’s long-gestating Pinocchio adaptation at Warner Bros.
Howard is replacing Paul Thomas Anderson who was attached to direct and writer the screenplay before leaving the project.
Downey Jr. is attached to produce and star as Geppetto.
If the film does finally get made, Downey Jr. has a huge task ahead of him; how he will live up to Drew Carrey’s performance as Geppetto, I have no idea.
Nevertheless, actual movement on Pinocchio is firmly because of the success of live action films like Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland and Maleficent and the coming of films like Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book.
Howard is a solid director and a consistent one. You give him a good script and good talent to work with and the man will turn in an entirely watchable film. His previous credits include Rush, Frost/Nixon, Cinderella Man and A Beautiful Mind. Having said that, he did direct films like The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons and The Dilemma and I guess that’s what happens when you get a terrible script.
Pinocchio does not have a release date.