Robert Zemeckis to direct 'Pinocchio' live-action remake

Los Angeles, Jan 25 (PTI) Veteran filmmaker Robert Zemeckis is set to direct Disney's long-gestating 'Pinocchio' live-action remake.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Zemeckis will also co-write a new draft of the screenplay with Chris Weitz.

The original animated movie revolves around living puppet who, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.

The remake of the classic animated story was announced in 2015. Filmmakers Sam Mendes and Paul King were at one point attached to direct the movie. PTI SHD SHD