James Helsby

Del Toro + Jim Henson Company = Pinocchio. My dreams = nightmares.

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There are some things that just penetrate my dreams, and instantly spark nightmares. Pan, in Pan’s Labyrinth was one of those things. Also, the Cthulhu-esq monster in Hellboy. Well, it looks like I will be able to add another notch to the nightmare post. Guillermo del Toro has teamed up with the Jim Henson Company, to produce a 3D CGI/Stop Motion adaptation of the classic Pinocchio story, and my night’s sleep will never be the same again

It’s all fine and good to visualize Henson puppets performing Pinocchio. This might actually be quite enjoyable to watch. But with Del Toro’s twisted visions being brought into the mix, I can just see Geppetto being eviscerated on a whales tooth now. Blood (Karo syrup) and guts (confetti) will be uncomfortably shot towards the audience, and the film is shown in 3d.

And people wonder why I have nightmares.


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