Guillermo del Toro to write, direct action film, Zanbato; movie to be bankrolled by JJ Abrams' Bad Robot

Guillermo del Toro revealed on Twitter that Zanbato has been in development for the past six years

Press Trust of India March 03, 2019 16:11:15 IST
Guillermo del Toro to write, direct action film, Zanbato; movie to be bankrolled by JJ Abrams' Bad Robot

Los Angeles: Guillermo del Toro is set to direct the action movie Zanbato, which will be produced by JJ Abrams.

Guillermo del Toro to write direct action film Zanbato movie to be bankrolled by JJ Abrams Bad Robot

Guillermo del Toro (left), JJ Abrams. Images from Twitter

Del Toro confirmed the news Friday on Twitter, revealing that the project has been secretly in the works for past six years. He will also be penning the script.

"We are still developing steadily. Stay tuned here for news on which project SHOOTS next," the Oscar-winning filmmaker added.

According to Variety,  Zanbato centers on a young girl with lethal fighting skills. The logline is under wraps.

Del Toro also gave an update on Netflix's Pinnochio saying it is "already in active preproduction in Portland".

It will be his animated feature film directing debut in a stop-motion musical version of the classic children's tale about a puppet who wants to be a real live boy. The movie is set in Italy during the 1930s, when fascism was on the rise.

Del Toro is also attached to write and produce Pinnochio.

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