Dora the Explorer live-action film to be produced by Transformers director Michael Bay

FP Staff

Oct,25 2017 16:25:29 IST

Fans of Dora the Explorer might explode with happiness.

The immensely popular Nickelodeon show is now being made into a live-action film. According to a report by Mashable, Transformers filmmaker Michael Bay is going to back the adaptation along with his Platinum Dunes partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller. Director Nicholas Stoller, who has films like The Muppets, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Captain Underpants to his credit, will write the script and also direct the film, which is untitled as of now.

Dora the Explorer. Image from Twitter/@mahon_katie

Dora the Explorer. Image from Twitter/@mahon_katie

Chronicling her adventures, the film will have Dora shed her 7-year-old child avatar. She will reportedly be shown as an independent teenager living in the city with her cousin Diego, in the film. Although any information on who will play the leading role has not been revealed, a report by The Hollywood Reporter claims that the project has been in the works since 2015 but got delayed due to various reasons.

Although no release date has been announced yet, the makers want the film to hit the theaters in 2019, as per the aforementioned report.

The original show first aired in 2009 and has a super-successful 14-year-run. The show was based on Dora, an American Latina who embarked on various trips with her monkey best-friend called Boots. The two made discoveries and solved riddles on their way.

Updated Date: Oct 25, 2017 16:25 PM