Director Sam Mendes is in early talks with Disney to helm their upcoming live-action reboot of the much-loved animated classic, “Pinocchio.”

He was originally attached to possibly direct Disney’s remake of “James and the Giant Peach” about a year ago. No word if that is still in the works.

The 1940 animated film “Pinocchio” was based on Carlo Collodi’s 1883 children’s book, “The Adventures of Pinocchio.” It was the second animated feature film produced by Disney, following 1937’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”

Mendes most recently directed the last two Bond films, Spectre and Skyfall, as well as American Beauty, for which he won an Oscar. He is currently attached to London’s West End theatrical production ” The Ferryman.”

Previously: Disney adds Pinocchio to list of live-action remakes

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Michelle Snow is a huge fan of Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars in films and TV, as well as the Disney parks. She's also an award-winning writer who has written several guidebooks on Orlando. Follow her on Twitter @zengrrl. Her blog, CitySurfing Orlando covers Orlando and the theme parks. Her favorite rides at the Disney parks are Star Tours, Big Thunder Mountain, and Indiana Jones Adventure, and she is anxiously awaiting Star Wars Land to become real. She collects anything to do with Snow White, Grumpy, Tinkerbell, and Stitch. She also has an unhealthy obsession with Jedi and Iron Man.