Fantastic news. Guillermo del Toro is teaming up with illustrator Gris Grimly to produce a stop motion animation of Pinocchio. Produced by the Jim Henson company, written by Mimic screenwriter Matthew Robbins and animated by Fantastic Mr. Fox animation director Mark Gustafson with music by Nick Cave. Be excited. Be very excited
from the official press release:
I believe that our tale of PINOCCHIO recaptures the darker, more daunting aspects of the book that have been missing from previous film incarnations and takes advantage of all the allegorical aspects of the tale. Gris and Mark have a clear vision of this world. Matthew, the directors and I have constructed an adaptation that I feel enormously proud of.
found via iwatchstuff