Tim Burton will direct an upcoming live-action film for Disney that is the latest project to update an animated classic. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project will revisit “Dumbo.”
The animated “Dumbo,” about a young circus elephant who is mocked for his large ears, was released in 1941.
THR reports that the script was written by Ehren Kruger of the “Transformers” franchise.
“The film will be a mix of CG and live-action to bring the classic elephant story to life, and will add a unique family story that parallels Dumbo’s journey. Justin Springer, who worked on ‘Tron: Legacy’ as well as ‘Oblivion,’ is producing with Kruger,” THR reports.
Another live-action Disney remake, “Cinderella,” is set to open this weekend.