Hey guys, Jana here,
There are some things that are certainties in life. Disney is slowly making their way through their animated film catalog and reconstructing them as live-action films. Another certainty we can count on is that big stars are climbing onto these new films like crazy. So it’s no surprise that Will Smith is eyeing a leading role in the classic 1941 story ‘Dumbo‘ that’s been in pre-production for a while with director Tim Burton.
Disney is pushing the project into production with Ehren Kruger (‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon‘, ‘The Ring‘) having finalized the script. Burton will put his own unique spin on the dark edges of the life of the elephant with the big ears. The director has already dipped his toe into the live-action Disney pool with 2010’s ‘Alice in Wonderland‘. ‘Dumbo‘ has always been too sad of a story for me to really love it, but with Burton and Smith involved? I might just risk the tears.