Guillermo Del Toro will change the story of Pinocchio

Guillermo Del Toro will change the story of Pinocchio
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Guillermo Del Toro's full-length "Pinocchio" project will make significant changes to the origin story of its main character. In the new version of Collodi's tale, the tree from which Pinocchio is carved grows on the grave of Carlo, Geppetto's son.
It is claimed that he had tragically died a few years before, and, according to Del Toro himself, Geppetto "begs for another opportunity to be a father" by creating Pinocchio.
He begs for another chance at fatherhood, but does not realize that the essence of his own child returns in the form of this indomitable boy. The main conflict is that Geppetto wanted Carlo, who was a very well-behaved, very obedient child, and he did not quite expect Pinocchio, who is noisy, wild and rambunctious, "- said the director.
Recall that "Pinocchio" takes place in Fascist Italy, which in itself prepares the viewer for a more serious story. And the new element of the storyline reveals a deeply personal tragedy of a key character. Thus, the new Pinocchio biography may be less in demand from children's audiences who enjoy the classic animated film, a change that may make Guillermo Del Toro's "Pinocchio" more resonant for adults.
Guillermo Del Toro.
Mexican director who achieved fame for dystopian sci-fi films such as "Blade 2," "Hellboy: Hero of the Shell," and "Mutants." His work has repeatedly made the lists of contenders for the most prestigious professional awards. In 2018, he was awarded an Oscar for creating the drama "The Shape of Water." He also acts as a screenwriter and producer of popular TV series.