Live-Action Dumbo In Development

Dumbo

Get ready to see the creepy pink elephants on parade once again.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney is developing a live-action adaptation of their classic animated tale Dumbo. The original tells the story of a baby elephant who’s able to fly thanks to a magic feather, and the new one will tell the same basic story, but add in a human family with a story that parallels his own. The site claims that the film will use live action actors and sets combined with computer animated elephants. There’s no word yet if any of the animals will talk, or if there will be a racist murder of crows.

The new Dumbo is being written by Ehren Kruger, most famous for his work on the last three Transformers movies, but if you’re looking for someone with a less critically-panned track record, Tron: Legacy and Oblivion producer Justin Springer is overseeing the project.

Disney recently released the Sleeping Beauty adaptation Maleficent, and is also working on remakes of Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and The Jungle Book.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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