It looks like Disney’s live-action take on Pinocchio will need a new puppeteer.
The film was set to be directed by Paddington and Paddington 2 director Paul King. However, it looks like that is no longer happening. At least according to the film’s cinematographer Seamus McGarvey. More on the report below.
The more projects Paul King takes on, the less likely it looks like he will ever direct Paddington 3. As unfortunate as that news is, King’s ability to bring “magical ideas to explore human emotions” will live on in other films.
Now the Paddington director will be at the helm of a new film for Fox Searchlight. According to new reports, King will be behind the lens for Time’s Fool, an adaptation of Glyn Maxwell‘s novel Time’s Fool: A Tale in Verse. More on the report, below.
The live-action Paddington films continue to charm the world with their irresistibly sweet, innocent entertainment, and heart-felt messages. Paul King has directed the two films so far. But with the news that Paddington 3 is now being developed, it looks like King won’t be returning to that role. However, that doesn’t mean he’s out of the picture entirely.
In other King news, the Willy Wonka project he is attached to direct has been confirmed to be a prequel. More on these reports, below.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are two very different films. The latter isn’t as beloved as the former, but it has its fanbase. But now Warner Bros. wants to retell that story once again. This time, with a new face of the sweet and peculiar candy company.
We previously reported that Paddington director Paul King was hired to direct a new adaptation of Roald Dahl‘s children’s book. Now there are new reports saying Solo: A Star Wars Story star Donald Glover, Blade Runner 2049‘s Ryan Gosling, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them‘s Ezra Miller are on the shortlist to play Willy Wonka. More on the story below.
The Paddington films are so tenderly sweet, innocent, and loving. It’s hard to resist their charms. When films are as universally loved as they are, you can be sure that studios want someone like director Paul King on board for one of their projects.
Disney, who has been re-envisioning their animated films and turning them into live-action ones, will now bring in King to direct their live-action telling of Pinocchio. More on the story below.