AceShowbiz - "Pinocchio (2017)" joins the growing list of Disney's live-action adaptation projects that include "Alice in Wonderland", "Maleficent", and "Cinderella". The classic children's tale revolves around a wooden puppet and his maker Geppetto.
Deadline reports that Peter Hedges ("The Odd Life of Timothy Green") is hired to pen a script loosely based on the original story which follows the puppet whose nose grows when he tells a lie as he goes on a quest to become a real boy.
The Mouse House is not the only one reviving Pinocchio though. Guillermo del Toro has been developing a stop-motion feature based on the beloved story for several years now. Robert Downey Jr. and his wife are also working on a similar project.
In the meantime, a reference to the puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy can be found on "Avengers: Age of Ultron" when it arrives in U.S. theaters on May 1. Ultron quotes Pinocchio song "I've Got No Strings" as he goes rogue.