Tim Burton to direct Disney's live-action film 'Dumbo'

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Mar 11, 2015 13:42:49 IST

Los Angeles: Big Eyes helmer Tim Burton has been tapped to direct Disney's upcoming live-action film Dumbo.

It is based on Disney's 1941 animated film of the same name, which was about the tale of a baby circus elephant, who is made fun of for his large ears and nicknamed Dumbo, said The Hollywwod Reporter.

Tim Burton to direct Disneys live-action film Dumbo

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'Transformers' franchise writer has Ehren Kruger penned the script. The film will use a mix of CGI and live action to bring the classic elephant story to life and will add a unique family story that parallels Dumbo's journey.

Justin Springer, who worked on "Tron: Legacy" as well as "Oblivion", is producing with Kruger. The studio has had strong success with its live-action versions of classic tales, including Burton's re-imagined

Alice in Wonderland, which reportedly grossed $1.02 billion.

PTI

Updated Date: Mar 11, 2015 13:42:49 IST

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