17 Jun – We've heard him voicing Lumière in Disney's live-action "Beauty and the Beast", next we'll hear Ewan McGregor lending his voice to the famous talking cricket in "Pinocchio".
This won't be the Disney live-action take, though there is one in the works; this will be the stop motion adaptation helmed by horror maestro Guillermo del Toro.
The movie marks del Toro's first time helming an animated film, which he is co-directing with "Fantastic Mr. Fox" animation director Mark Gustafson.
Coming from del Toro, it will definitely be a much grimmer take on Italian writer Carlo Collodi's 1883 children's book "The Adventures of Pinocchio", which has received various small screen and big screen adaptations over the decades.
As mentioned above, del Toro's version will be facing some competition from Disney, who is also making a live-action version of "Pinocchio" based on the book and Disney's own 1940 animated adaptation of the same name.
The project was announced in 2015 with "Paddington" director Paul King tapped to helm it three years later. However, following King's departure, Robert Zemeckis, who is well-known for his works in animated and fantasy films, signed on to direct the project back in January 2020. Disney has yet to set a release date.