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Every studio turned down 'Pinocchio' film, says Guillermo del Toro

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Filmmaker has revealed he approached every big studio in Hollywood to pitch his idea for a dark 'Pinocchio' movie.

The Oscar-winning said he ended up at when everyone else turned down his stop-motion musical project.

''I went to every studio in Hollywood and they all said no, so whoever says yes, I will make it with that person," Del told at the Marrakech Festival.

The said he had a hard time selling his remake of the Italian children's novel "The Adventures of Pinocchio" because the project is set to be a dark political parable set ''during the rise of Mussolini''.

''It's not a for all the family. Of course (it is political). 'Pinocchio' during the rise of Mussolini, do the math. A puppet during the rise of fascism, yes, it is (political).'

''There's no fable without politics. Rarely can you get in productive discussions in real life right now it's so tense. It's much easier for you to listen to me if I tell you 'Once upon a time ...'" he said.

Del even compared the titular puppet-come-to-life to Frankenstein's monster.

''He's a creature that is created through unnatural means from a father that he then distances (himself) from, and has to learn about failure and pain and loneliness.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 13:45 IST