Gris Grimly is the pen name of Steven Soenksen ,  an artist and storyteller from Nebraska who is best known for his darkly whimsical children's books. Born in West Point, Nebraska , Grimly was drawn to the exciting and scary world of monsters and goblins. He was heavily inspired by classic horror films , comics, fine art , and writers such as Edgar Allan Poe , Edward Gorey , and H. My work looks nothing like it, but that is why I went in that direction. A couple of major studios had hired him to do concept work, and during his spare time he created a series of original miniature books which had the look and appeal of children's books, but the dark and twisted style only he could create.
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Produced by The Jim Henson Company and Guillermo Del Toro , the next movie version of Pinocchio has some serious geek credentials right out of the gate. I also expect that it will make something of a fan hero out of its director, Gris Grimly , building on the love already earnt with his wonderful books. One of those books, published in , was an illustrated version of Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio.
Here's the cover:. Some years later, and Grimly's film is getting ready to speed into full-on production. There's no casting news, yet, but we do at least know that the puppets are going to be splendidly well built.
He also went on to provide our first image of his Pinocchio in the flesh wood. While this isn't an actual puppet that will be animated in the film, it is built to the same model but as a non-articulated maquette, providing something the producers can show potential distributors.
This one was given to the director as a gift. Footnote: Nick Cave is overseeing the music for this film. Does that mean he'll be writing original songs? That'd be great.
First Look At The Pinocchio Puppet From Gris Grimly And Guillermo Del Toro
View Larger Image. Ask Seller a Question. Once there was a lonely woodcutter named Geppetto-who dreamed of having a boy of his own. So one day he carved a boy out of wood and named him Pinocchio. When the puppet comes to life, it's Geppetto's dream come true. Except Pinocchio turns out to be not such a nice boy after all. Pinocchio enjoys nothing better than creating mischief and playing mean tricks.