“Harry Potter” actor Daniel Radcliffe is just one of the names being branded about as a possibility for Guillermo del Toro’s stop-motion “Pinocchio” movie.
The “Hellboy” director says Radcliffe himself has asked to be a part of the project, and he’s also keen to get Tom Waits and Christopher Walken, involved. Don’t get too excited though, nobody has signed for the project yet.
The filmmaker has a while before he has to attach names to the project, “Pinocchio” won’t be ready until 2014.
del Toro, speaking to the press at Cannes, will direct the project with Mark Gustafson.
“When we originally talked about this project I was going to direct but then I said I would executive produce it. But everything with the production discussions became more and more specific and I began to realize I was getting more and more involved,” THR quotes the filmmaker as saying.
The film, backed by Jim Henson’s company, will be a “dark, atmospheric tale” in, of course, 3D.