Tim Burton will direct Disney’s live-action Dumbo. The studio is continuing on it’s path of turning it’s animated classics into live-action films. Disney has looked to Burton, who recently directed Big Eyes, to take on the tale of a baby circus elephant who is made fun of for his large ears, based on the 1941 iconic film.
Ehren Kruger (Transformers franchise) wrote the script. The film will be a even mis of CG and live-action, which 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.
Cinderella, starring Lily James is Disney’s latest live-action film to take on theaters. The studio also had strong success with Burton’s Alice in Wonderland which grossed $1.02 billion. Not to mention the collective $758.4 million that 2014’s Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie, made world wide.
Burton is currently working on Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.