The Disney live-action adaptation machine continues to chug, and Robert Zemeckis and Tom Hanks have teamed up to bring to life the classic Pinocchio. A new trailer just dropped for the film, and it gives us a look at some classic characters like Geppetto (Tom Hanks), Jiminy Cricket (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), and the Blue Fairy (Cynthia Ervo).
Watch the trailer for Pinocchio down here:
Here’s the official description:
Academy Award® winner Robert Zemeckis directs this live action retelling of the beloved tale of a wooden puppet who embarks on a thrilling adventure to become a real boy. Tom Hanks stars as Geppetto, the wood carver who builds and treats Pinocchio (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) as if he were his own son. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Jiminy Cricket, who serves as Pinocchio’s guide as well as his “conscience”; Academy Award® nominee Cynthia Erivo is the Blue Fairy; Keegan-Michael Key is “Honest” John; Academy Award® nominee Lorraine Bracco is Sofia the Seagull, a new character, and Luke Evans is The Coachman. Also in the cast are Kyanne Lamaya as Fabiana (and her marionette Sabina), Giuseppe Battiston as Señor Stromboli and Lewin Lloyd as Lampwick.
For a trailer about Pinocchio, we actually see only very little of the character in the trailer. If anything, they’re staying faithful to the design of the puppet from the original film, and it’s going to be exciting to see how he comes to life on the big screen.
Admittedly, though the live-action Disney remakes have been successes at the box office, they have been bombs when it comes to critics. We don’t know how Pinocchio will get treated (especially since it’s going straight to streaming), but with Zemeckis’ and Hanks’ track record over the decades, I think we could be in for something special.
Pinocchio is set to come out straight to Disney+ on Sept. 8.