facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Live action 'Dumbo' remake in the works at Disney

"Dumbo" debuted in 1941, and was the fourth film released by Walt Disney Studios.
By Annie Martin   |   July 8, 2014 at 4:26 PM   |   Comments

http://cdnph.upi.com/sv/em/i/UPI-1871404849205/2014/1/14048507894096/Live-action-Dumbo-remake-in-the-works-at-Disney.jpg
LOS ANGELES, July 8 (UPI) -- A live action Dumbo remake is in the works at Disney.

The studio has hired Transformers writer Ehren Kruger to pen the script. Kruger will co-produce the film with Tron: Legacy and Oblivion producer Justin Springer.

The movie will be based on the original animated feature, and will include a new plot line about a family that parallels Dumbo's story. Dumbo was released in 1941, and follows a baby circus elephant with unusually large ears. He overcomes teasing from his peers and separation from his mother to eventually learn how to fly.

Disney's live action remakes have been a financial success for the company thus far. Alice in Wonderland (2010) generated over $1 billion at the box office, while Maleficent, a reimagining of Sleeping Beauty, raked in $630 million this year. Next on board is a live action Cinderella, scheduled for release March 13, with The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast to follow.

Follow @littlemannie and @UPI on Twitter.
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Kylie Jenner taking vocal lessons, planning singing career Kylie Jenner taking vocal lessons, planning singing career
2
Jillian Michaels reveals she was fired from 'Biggest Loser' Jillian Michaels reveals she was fired from 'Biggest Loser'
3
Gisele Bundchen, Kendall Jenner, Cara Delevingne march at Chanel's feminist rally Gisele Bundchen, Kendall Jenner, Cara Delevingne march at Chanel's feminist rally
4
Quentin Tarantino to shoot 'The Hateful Eight' in Colorado Quentin Tarantino to shoot 'The Hateful Eight' in Colorado
5
50 Cent details reality series 'Dream School' 50 Cent details reality series 'Dream School'
Trending News
x
Feedback