There are only a few people who could possibly make a “Pinocchio” remake worth while — one of them being, Guillermo del Toro, who is producing such a film tentatively slated for 2011. Even more encouragingly, he and director Gris Grimley brought Nick Cave in on it. “I will be co-directing with a stop motion veteran,” Grimley told Dread Central. “And Nick Cave is on board to compose the original score.”
Cave seems a perfectly natural choice, almost obvious once you know about it. Just set aside the big number “When You Wish Upon A Star,” which is so archetypal Disney after 70 years that I associate it more with poopy diapers than anything else. Cave will surely bring the right mood to what will be a dark new take on the classic. Do you feel it too?
Top 5 songs from the original “Pinocchio” soundtrack that already sound like they’re titles to Nick Cave songs (plus streams of the originals):
5. “Old Geppetto”
4. “Little Wooden Head”
3. “Monstro Awakens”
2. “Deep Ripples”
Cave actually has this one in his repertoire already: