Tim Burton to Helm DUMBO for Disney

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It looks like Frankenweenie director Tim Burton is set to return to Walt Disney Pictures for a new live action remake of Dumbo, an animated feature about a flying elephant.

Back in July we reported that the new film will feature a screenplay by Transformers franchise scribe Ehren Kruger.

Tron: Legacy producer Justin Springer will produce a mixture of CGI effects and live actors. The story will reportedly introduce a human family to join Dumbo’s journey and will go well beyond the bounds of the original 1941 animated film about a young circus elephant who is mocked for being different before coming into his own.

We can probably expect Johnny Depp as Dumbo’s circus mentor Timothy Q. Mouse or the futterwackin’ ringmaster. Lol.  At this time there aren’t any character details available and when the production is going to start, and there hasn’t been a release date scheduled yet.

Disney’s latest live-action makeover, Cinderella is opening this Friday, while a Jon Favreau helmed take on The Jungle Book is slated to hit theaters on April 15, 2016. The studio is also in pre-production on Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens and Luke Evans.

Burton is currently working on Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children set to bow March 4, 2016.

Eh, Dumbo….What classic children’s movies are they going to remake 50 years from now?

Source: THR