Remember when Robert Downey Jr. was cool and vital? Right after Iron Man the world was in awe, and the guy could do no wrong. Now, wrong seems to be all he’s capable of doing. First Sherlock Holmes, then Due Date, and now this disturbing news: a live action Pinocchio update directed by Tim Burton.
Ok, sorry, I just needed a minute.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the story, and it seems Warner Brothers is prepping the project with Burton whose keen on directing once he’s finished with his Frankenweenie remake for Disney is complete (this is how creatively bankrupt Burton is! He’s remaking his own movies!). RDJ would play Gepetto, and I’m just going to assume that Pinocchio would be played by a CG creation intentionally designed to move like the stop-motion features Burton fetishizes so much.
No official deal is in place, and as you can tell by my tone I hope it all falls through, but we will keep you updated as this story develops.