Disney has been on the live action remake kick for quite some time and today they have announced that Dumbo is the lastet out of their vast library to get this treatment. We now we know that Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) is confirmed to head the film. Dumbo is the tail of an elephant who dreamed of flying. Helped along by Jiminy Cricket the special pachyderm gets to realize his dream and take flight. Production is officially underway on the 1941 classic and the official synopsis reads.
“Disney’s new live-action feature film “Dumbo” introduces Holt Farrier (Farrell), a former circus star who finds his life turned upside down when he returns from the war. Circus owner Max Medici (DeVito) enlists Holt to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when Holt’s children (Parker and Hobbins) discover that Dumbo can fly, persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Keaton) and an aerial artist named Colette Marchant (Green) swoop in to make the peculiar pachyderm a star.”
Now underway at Pinewood studios in England the film stars Colin Farrell (In Bruges,The Lobster), (Birdman,Beetlejuice), Danny DeVito (Batman Returns,Big Fish), Eva Green (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Dark Shadows), Dumbo is slated for release on March 29, 2019.