Age of Extinction writer to tackle… Dumbo?

How do you follow up bringing the Dinobots to life on the big screen? With a flying elephant, of course! Transformers: Age of Extinction writer Ehren Kruger has his next assignment, says The Hollywood Reporter.

THR reports that Kruger will provide the script for Disney’s live-action Dumbo film (not to be confused with the 1995 classic Operation Dumbo Drop). Kruger scripted the latest Transformers film as well as Dark of the Moon, and he collaborated with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci on Revenge of the Fallen.
No director is currently attached, though Michael Bay has recently expressed interest in making a film about elephants. Tron: Legacy and Oblivion producer Justin Springer will co-produce the film with Kruger.
From The Hollywood Reporter:

The new take involves the adaptation of the original movie while adding a unique family story that parallels Dumbo’s story. Also, the studio believes that because of the current state of CG technology, live-action movies featuring a soaring pachyderm (or any animal for that matter) are viable.

Disney has had great success with live-action spins on their classic films in recent years. Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland grossed over $1 Billion worldwide, Maleficent was a solid hit this year, and new versions of Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and Beauty & the Beast are all in currently in development.
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