‘Skyfall’ Director Sam Mendes in Talks to Direct Disney’s Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’

May 23, 2017

Today, Deadline is reporting that Skyfall and Spectre director Sam Mendes has entered talks to direct Disney’s upcoming live-action adaption of Pinocchio.  This will be yet another classic animated Disney film being remade for live-action modern audiences. This will follow this year’s Beauty & the Beast as well as Mulan, The Lion King and Dumbo all in various stages of production. The script has been penned by screenwriter Chris Weitz. No one has been cast yet in the film. Mendes also won an Oscar for his work on American Beauty.

Pinocchio has no set release date

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