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Disney’s Live Action ‘Pinocchio’ in Early Talks with Sam Mendes to Direct

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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