Transformers Scribe Taking on Live-Action Dumbo Movie
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 07.08.2014
Ehren Kruger is writing the film...
Disney has turned to the the primary writer of the Transformers franchise to script their upcoming live-action Dumbo adaptation. The Wrap reports that the studio has tapped Ehren Kruger, who co-wrote Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and was the sole writer for Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Transformers: Age of Extinction, to adapt their beloved cartoon into a live-action film.
The studio has been on quite the live-action adaptation kick as of late; following the success of Alice in Wonderland they put out Maleficent this year which has a $600 million-plus worldwide gross. A live-action Cinderella take is set to release next year with Jon Favreau (Iron Man) at work on a Jungle Book take.
The Dumbo movie will follow along the lines of the 1941 animated film and will use CGI for a realistic recreation of the titular elephant as he goes on an an adventure with a mouse after his mother is locked up after defending him.