Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Disney Developing a Live Adaptation Movie of... Dumbo !

Believe it or not, but after Maleficent and the upcoming Live adaptations of Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book Disney prepares a Live adaptation of... Dumbo! I know, it looks like a bad joke and although it's true it's probably one as the person writing the script is Ehren Kruger, the one who've written all these terrible Transformers script.

According to The Hollywood Reporter "The new take involves the adaptation of the original movie while adding a unique family story that parallels Dumbo's story. Also, the studio believes that because of the current state of CG technology, live-action movies featuring a soaring pachyderm (or any animal for that matter) are viable."

Sure, with today's CGI effects it's technically feasible, but that doesn't mean you necessarily have to do it...!

Picture: copyright Disney


Colin said...

oh no this is going to be bad i think. Why don't they make movies like little mermaid, hercules, the black cauldron or snow white or so. Actually i dont like to see all these life-action movies.. Can't they just make life-action movies without having links to their animated movies

mr.Lime said...

I'm not really sure what's worse:
- the poorly looking animated sequels (cheap-quels) that Disney produced 10 years ago (during the final years of the Eisner-era)
- the contemporary live-action adaptations of beloved animated classics

I hated those cheap-quels, and at the same time I also hated Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland (with its incredibly cheap-looking CGI and poor acting). Maleficent was acceptable as a Sunday afternoon movie (but also far from good). And what's Disney thinking: let's keep on ruining the classics ... next stop: Cinderella, Dumbo etc. Such a shame.

Jones said...

A Dumbo live action movie, written by the screenwriter of Transformers... no satirist could come up with sth so abolutely insane, stranger than fiction indeed...

Niek Ceylan said...

If you can love both genres, why can't you write them? Besides the idea is overall a mistake, I believe it's not the writer that will suck, but mostly the maker; The Walt Disney company.