The film, based on the famous 1940 cartoon, is in works at the Disney with writer Chris Weitz penning the script.
Sam Mendes is no longer pulling the strings on Disney's live-action Pinocchio movie. He was previously in talks for the live-action James and the Giant Peach adaption before exiting the movie for Pinocchio. Some sources speculate that the filmmaker parted ways with the project so he could take directorial reins on the upcoming Bond 25, thus completing his 007 trilogy that began with Skyfall and was followed up with Spectre. Jon Favreau's Lion King movie will hit theaters on July 19, 2019, while Tim Burton's Dumbo movie and Guy Ritchie's movie musical Aladdin are now filming. And Favreau isn't the only noteworthy director linked to a live-action Disney adaptation; the studio also has Tim Burton tied up with Dumbo and Guy Ritchie attached to Aladdin.
No news on who will replace Mendes on Pinocchio, but we'll keep you updated.