It has been for some time that Disney is looking to give a fresh, new twist to Pinocchio’s tale. After some negotiations with the Team Downey company (run by famed Hollywood A-lister Robert Downey Jr. and his wife, Susan), a new potential director has become attached to the project.

The very talented Ron Howard is reportedly seriously considering taking the wheel in this magical project.

But don’t expect another classic Pinocchio movie. The concept of the new Pinocchio would focus less on the little wooden boy who lied, and way more on Geppetto, his carpenter father. The plot will follow Geppetto’s search for his son when he goes missing.

However, some insiders close to Disney’s latest project are stating that it’s also quite possible that the story will take yet another turn, as a whole series of writers was involved in the project during the last couple of years.

If you’re a fan of Ron Howard’s movies, you will have to wait until October to check out his latest work on Inferno, the latest adaptation of Dan Brown’s famous novels.