Guillermo del Toro has argued with Ewan McGregor to play in his animated longplay version of Pinocchio. After years of development Netflix has partnered with del Toro to bring a classic fairytale to life with stop-motion animation in October 2018. We now know that McGregor came aboard and expressed the character of Jiminy Cricket.
Ewan McGregor gave the news personally. In a recent interview, he talked about what he was working on before the confusing closure of the Hollywood production that began in March. At this point, the actor unintentionally decided to reveal that he played a key role in Pinocchio. That’s what McGregor should have said.
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scenario that I will play in the Jiminy Cricket version of Pinocchio Guillermo del Toro. And of course it is a stop-motion animation, so they will need a lot of time to make this film. But my first part, capturing his dialogue, is a little over. There may or may not be a song that needs to be recorded. I’m not sure I can discuss it.
In Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket is a talking cricket used to embody the consciousness of the puppet as soon as it comes to life. We don’t know who’s gonna be in the cast yet, except Ewan McGregor, but there’s gonna be at least one A-star in the cast. Guillermo del Toro also writes a scenario for the adaptation. Jim Henson’s company, which recently produced Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance for Netflix also collaborated with del Toro on this project.
Ewan McGregor has had an impressive career in recent years. Since 2017 he plays the lead role in Disney Beauty and the Beast Live, Train 2, Fargo, Christopher Robin and Dr. Sleep. McGregor also played the evil DC Black Mask in this year’s edition of Birds of Prey. The actor will revive his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the upcoming Star Wars series for Disney+. McGregor also mentioned in an interview that he was in the middle of shooting the Halston series for Netflix. This gives his recent resume another impressive honour.
Disney is also preparing a live remake of Pinocchio, directed by Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future). Guillermo del Toro was in the middle of a nightmarish shooting in the alley before it closed. This is his first film since the Oscar-winning Shape of Water. Although the release date has not been confirmed, Pinocchio seems to be next on the to-do list. We will certainly keep you informed about all details of the project. You can watch the full interview with Ewan McGregor on ACE Universe on YouTube.
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