“Paddington 2” Helmer Paul King in Talks to Direct Live-Action “Pinocchio”

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Following the critical acclaim of Paddington 2, is in talks to direct Disney’s live-action .

Jack Thorne is rewriting the script with Andrew Miano and Chris Weitz producing.

King has recently made a name for himself as Paddington 2 shattered Rotten Tomatoes records, becoming the sites most critically acclaimed movie of all time. King also recently landed the directing on Warner Bros.’ Willy Wonka origin movie.

The original animated classic follows the tale about a living puppet, who with the help of a cricket, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.

Pinnochio isn’t the only live-action remake in the works for Disney. Jon Favreau is currently filming a live-action, star-studded version of The Lion King, and Tim Burton recently wrapped production on Dumbo, starring Colin Farrell. Live-action remakes of Mulan and Sword in the Stone are also in development.

King is represented by .

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