Live-Action 'Dumbo' in the Works From 'Transformers' Writer (Exclusive)
Disney is developing a live-action take on its 1941 animated classic Dumbo
and has Transformers
franchise writer Ehren Kruger penning the script.
Justin Springer, who worked on Tron: Legacy
as well as Oblivion
, is producing, as will Kruger.
The new take involves the adaptation of the original movie while adding a unique family story that parallels Dumbo's story. Also, the studio believes that because of the current state of CG technology, live-action movies featuring a soaring pachyderm (or any animal for that matter) are viable.
Among the projects in the pipeline, Disney has a live-action take on Cinderella
opening March 13, is in preproduction on The Jungle Book
that Jon Favreau is directing and just put Bill Condon on a live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast.