Tim Burton to Direct Live Action DUMBO

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.

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