The iconic classical character is brought to life for the first time with the latest trailer for Disney’s Pinocchio. The upcoming musical fantasy film is directed by Robert Zemeckis from a screenplay by Zemeckis and Chris Weitz. The film, produced by Walt Disney Pictures, is a live-action adaptation of Walt Disney’s 1940 animated film of the same name, which is itself based on the 1883 Italian book The Adventures of Pinocchio, by Carlo Collodi.
The trailer begins with the boisterous voice of Stromboli, Giuseppe Battisto, proclaiming, “Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, the eighth wonder of the world, the one and only Pinocchio.” The trailer also gave a glimpse at shots of Geppetto tinkering away on his beloved marionette and making him dance, along with a shot of Jiminy Cricket (Joseph Gordon-Levitt).
The trailer then moves forward and the gave a glimpse at the Blue Fairy (Cynthia Erivo), using her magic wand to turn Pinocchio from a wooden doll to a ‘real’ boy. Pinocchio surprises Geppetto by speaking to him, saying, ‘Hello pops,’ as Geppetto naturally freaks out, even throwing his cat onto a fishbowl as Cricket adds, ‘Jumpin jeepers.’ ‘An almost real boy,’ Geppetto says while grabbing Pinocchio and dancing around the room.
Pinocchio goes outside the next day as Geppetto tells him to ‘turn around, let me get a good look at you,’ Pinocchio turns his body but his head stays put. The trailer winds down with a number of dramatic shots and concludes with Geppetto telling Pinocchio, ‘You will always be my real boy.’
Tom Hanks stars as Geppetto in the live-action adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s 1883 book The Adventures of Pinocchio, with Benjamin Evan Ainsworth voicing the title character. The film also stars Cynthia Erivo, Luke Evans with, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Keegan-Michael Key in voice roles. The highly-anticipated adaptation is scheduled to debut on the Disney Plus streaming service on September 8. Director Guillermo del Toro is also directing a stop-motion Pinocchio, debuting on Netflix in December.
Watch The Official Trailer Of The Disney Live-Action Film Pinocchio Here: