Date: 22nd October 2019

Robert Zemeckis in talks to direct Disney's live-action Pinocchio remake.

Robert Zemeckis is in early talks to direct Disney's live-action "Pinocchio" film, taking over for "Paddington" helmer Paul King who had to leave the project at the beginning of the year.

However, Zemeckis is currently working on The Witches remake for Warner Bros. It's said he didn't want to commit to another big movie until he was on more sure footing with his most recent directorial effort. Now that The Witches is in post-production, Zemeckis is looking to line up his next gig and that's how talks began with Disney.

Robert Zemeckis is known best as the director of the Back to The Future trilogy but has worked on plenty of classic hits over the years. Some of his other credits include Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Cast Away, Romancing the Stone and Forrest Gump, which went on to win Best Picture at the Oscars.

Andrew Miano and Chris Weitz are producing Pinocchio through their Depth of Field label with Weitz writing the feature adapted from the 1940 Disney classic about a wooden puppet, his father- creater Geppetto and the former's quest to become a real boy.

Source: Press Release