Disney is currently developing a live-action movie based on the 1941 animated film, Dumbo, with a writer and producer already on board.
THR reports that Transformers: Age of Extinction writer Ehren Kruger is currently penning the script for Disney’s live-action adaptation of Dumbo. Disney released the animated movie about a circus elephant with large ears back in 1941 and it has become a classic.
Oblivion producer, Justin Springer, will be producing the live-acting take on Dumbo, but the studio has yet to announce a director for the film.
Dumbo remains one of Disney’s shortest movies, clocking in at just over an hour, and is about a young elephant with oversized ears who gets sent out on the road with a traveling circus after his mother is locked up for trying to protect him.
Disney continues to revamp and retell their classics, with Maleficent being the most recent tale which got a makeover with Angelina Jolie taking on the starring villainous role. The movie pulled in over $630 million worldwide and has most likely given Disney some comfort that fans of the classics are willing to see live-action adaptations of their favorite childhood tales.
The film’s elephant was able to fly via his magic feather and would later become best friends with a mouse. Many songs remain popular from the film, including “When I see an Elephant Fly,” “Baby Mine,” and “Pink Elephants on Parade.”
Dumbo’s writer, Ehren Kruger, recently wrote Transformers: Age of Extinction, which is breaking records at the box office as of its recent release. He co-wrote the previous Transformers films with director Michael Bay and is also known for writing the popular horror films The Ring and Skeleton Key.
Dumbo is a fan favorite and we’re very interested in seeing how they bring the animated classic to life in the live-action remake. Let us know what you think of Disney’s young elephant who can fly gracing the big screen again.