New Pinocchio trailer is the creepiest thing you'll see today

The new trailer is certainly on the creepy side (Image credit: Roadside Attractions)

With live-action versions of classic animations from Aladdin to The Lion King released in recent years, we were bound to get a human version of Pinocchio sooner or later. In fact, we're getting two – Disney's is due next year, but it's been beaten to it by director Matteo Garrone. Is it possible to create a live-action human/wooden puppet hybrid that isn't frankly terrifying? If the trailer for Garrone's Pinocchio is anything to go by, the answer is no.

The trailer for the film, which is set to hit cinemas on Christmas day, reveals Garrone's take on the classic children's tale – featuring a series of CGI-laden characters (human snails, men with dog's faces – that sort of thing). Check out our guide to character design if you fancy creating some creepy characters of your own.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.