Pinocchio to be a stop-motion animated feature

Variety reports that a stop-motion animated version of Pinocchio is on its way to the big screen. Being made by the Jim Henson Co., the new adaptation will be co-directed by acclaimed children’s book illustrator Gris Grimly and executive produced by Guillermo Del Toro. The article suggests that the new stop-motion version will be a dark, twisted retelling of the famous Carlo Collodi fairy tale about the wooden puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy.