The director who won the Academy Awards this year for Best Director and Best Picture is making what appears to be a sharp change in direction. Guillermo del Toro, who was honored for “The Shape of Water” at this year’s Oscars, will be tackling the animated classic “Pinocchio” for Netflix.
“Pinocchio” is del Toro’s lifelong passion project, Netflix says in today’s announcement. Del Toro’s version of the tale is set in Italy in the 1930s.
Del Toro is set to direct, write and produce the stop-motion animated musical.
Click here for additional details in today’s announcement.