After the series of successful adaptation, Disney is planning to release more their everlasting animation to the big screen. We are the witness of their hard work. Beauty and The Beast, Cinderella, Magnificent and Alice in Wonderland are the examples.
Now, they are working harder to bring a cute young elephant to the eyes of millennials. They search for the names to take part in the live-action adaptation. One of them is Colin Farrell. He is in talks to star in Disney’s live-action take on Dumbo. Just for your information, Disney has Tim Burton to direct the film.
Ehren Kruger penned the script for the project. The Film is based on Disney’s classic animated 1941 movie about a baby circus elephant who is made fun of for his large ears and is separated from his mother. Before Collin Farrell, Disney already has Eva Green and Danny DeVito signed on to the project.
There is no further information regarding the plot yet. Disney still kept it under wraps, but sources say that one thing the new version does is expand and deepen the circus aspect of the story.
Before in talks with Disney, Farrell is in the Warner Bros.’ film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and A24’s indie film The Lobster. He’s previously worked with Disney, starring in Saving Mr. Banks. His upcoming projects include Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled and Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Farrell is repped by CAA and LBI Entertainment.
The new take on Dumbo is one of several live-action adaptations in the works at Disney, based on the studio’s classic animated films. Its most recent, Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson, had a record-breaking box-office debut last weekend and has crossed $500 million at the worldwide box office.
I never watched Dumbo before. But, I wish nothing but the best for the adaptation. Can’t wait for that. Hehehe