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Concept Art by Ken Christiansen Transformers: Age Of Extinction - The film begins after an epic battle that left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history… while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans, Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world. Transformers 4 will be directed by Michael Bay, from a script written by Ehren Kruger. The cast includes: Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammar, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci and Jack Reynor. Set for release on June 27th, 2014! »
Big ears are about to be a big deal. Disney's animated classic Dumbo is being remade into a live-action film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Mouse House thinks special effects have finally evolved to the point where a flying elephant could be made to look real and be believable. The studio is planning to make an adjustment: as it tells the baby elephant's story, it will tell a story about a human going through a similar experience. Ehren Kruger, the writer of Transformers: Age of Extinction, will write and produce.
Disney's been on a tear of ordering live-action remakes of their animated classics. Cinderella from Thor director Kenneth Branaugh hits in March 13, 2015, while Iron Man helmer Jon Favreau is working on The Jungle Book and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon is taking on Beauty and the Beast. »
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Do you love Dumbo? Does its tale of a young, underdog character learning that he had what it took to soar inside him all along resonate with you? Does just thinking about it put a smile on your face? If so, then the following news should make you happy: Disney has just hired Transformers screenwriter Ehren Kruger to not only write a live-action Dumbo movie, but to produce it as well. Since the original movie is barely over an hour long, Kruger will be inserting a new storyline about a human family who somehow goes through an ordeal that parallels Dumbo's. We're not sure who will be directing the project at this point, but Disney may go after a pretty high-profile name considering its other live-action movies have attracted the likes of Jon...
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Disney is bringing Dumbo back to the big screen. The studio is developing a, you guessed it, live-action take on its 1941 animated classic. Ehren Kruger, who wrote the Transformers franchise, has been hired to pen the script.
Dumbo is one of the shortest, but also most moving animated features in Disney's movie repertoire. The film (you know, just in case you forgot) tells the story of a young circus elephant who is ridiculed because of his enormous ears. According to THR, the new take will tell the original story but also include "a unique family story that parallels Dumbo's story."
Lately, Disney has been in the game of turning old animated classics into live action movies, and it has worked out for them thus far. Most recently, the studio released Maleficent, which is a re-imagining of the 1959 movie Sleeping Beauty. The pic grossed more than $630 million worldwide. And before that, »
- Laura Frances
This week we’ve been dissecting Michael Bay’s latest entry into the Transformers franchise, Age of Extinction, what with our list of things that sucked about it, and our extensive look at the movie’s various easter eggs, gags and references.
Now we’ve had our fun with it, it’s time to look to the future, to consider what Bay’s fifth Transformers movie might serve up, and how he can improve upon the heavily flawed yet inexplicably successful formula he has hammered out so far.
We’ve opted for a mixture of common sense plot threads left up in the air at the end of Age of Extinction, fanboy characters from the cartoons we want to see, and a couple of long-shots that would nevertheless improve the viability of the franchise and breathe fresh life into it.
Though we expect that Bay likely won’t »
- Jack Pooley
Having written the scripts for one of the biggest money making franchises in cinemas at the moment, Transformers: Age of Extinction scribe Ehren Kruger has been hired by Disney to pen a live-action adaptation of the classic 1941 animated Dumbo.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kruger will write the script and serve as a producer alongside Justin Springer (Tron: Legacy). No release date has been set, but one would assume it would be part of Disney’s 2016 tentpole line-up. This new version will apparently take the original tale and add a “unique family story that parallels Dumbo’s story”. The studio believes that the latest CGI technology means we can see a live-action flying elephant.
Dumbo will join an ever-growing list of live-action Disney adaptations. This year’s Maleficent starring Angela Jolie, a re-imagining of Sleeping Beauty, grossed over $630 million and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland took over $1 billion at the global box office, »
- Luke Owen
Disney just hired Ehren Kruger (Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Ring, Arlington Road) to write the script for its upcoming live-action version of the 1941 animated classic "Dumbo." "Dumbo" tells the story of a baby circus elephant who is teased for his large ears. When his mother steps in to protect him and is locked up for it, he ends up on the road with a mouse as his companion. The mouse instills into Dumbo the idea that with the help of a magic feather, he can fly. The new take involves the adaptation of the original movie while adding a unique family story that parallels Dumbo's story. The studio believes that because of the current state of CG technology, a live-action movie featuring a flying elephant can be successful. Disney has turned several classic animated films into live-action movies, including "Maleficent" and "Alice in Wonderland." It's also working on a live-action remakes of "Cinderella, »
Disney is preparing to mine the vaults for another remake of a timeless classic, with the news that a live-action update of Dumbo is apparently on the way. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new version of the film involves “the adaptation of the original movie, adding a unique family story that parallels Dumbo’s story.” The report also reveals that Transformers: Age Of Extinction scribe Ehren Kruger will be in charge of putting together a script, and will also co-produce alongside Justin Springer. Of course, the biggest...
- George Wales
The writer of the last three Transformers films is penning a live action take on Dumbo for Disney...
Maleficent has proven to be a roaring success for Disney, as it continues to turn classic fairy tales and animated movies into live action projects. The studio continues to strike gold too, with Maleficent following the hugely successful Alice In Wonderland and Oz: The Great And Powerful.
Kruger will also produce, alongside Justin Springer. There's no word on a director or timescales yet.
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A whole lot of Disney animated films have been getting the live-action treatment lately, but Dumbo, the pretty racist 1941 classic about a flying elephant, would seem an unlikely choice to be remade featuring real actors. Wrong! According to THR, Transformers franchise writer Ehren Kruger is penning the script for a live-action Dumbo, which will also add a "unique family story that parallels Dumbo's story." No word on whether there's also a Lion King featuring real lions in our future, but at this point it seems like a terrible inevitability. »
- Anna Silman
Thus far, Maleficent has added more than $600 million to Disney.s wallet. In the process, the film has also proven to the Mouse House that there.s a lot of money to be made by revisiting beloved movies and adding live action chapters. So, in that spirit, it should surprise no one that Disney is now planning to rework Dumbo. The news comes from The Wrap, and while it.s short on details, it does offer a few hot facts. Apparently, Justin Springer, best known for producing Prom, will oversee the project, and Transformers writer Ehren Kruger will pen the script with an eye toward making it as family-friendly as possible. That family friendly part is par for the course for anyone who has been watching Disney lately. Recent live action works like Alice In Wonderland and Maleficent have pushed the content in a slightly more adult direction than the »
Disney is developing a live-action feature film adaptation of Dumbo, and you know how I know it's going to suck? Because it's being written by Ehren Kruger, who worked on all those terrible Transformers movie scripts. I'm not sure who could watch those Transformers movies and be like, "Wow! We've got hire the writer of this to write our movie!" Justin Springer is producing the film and he has worked on bringing films such as Tron: Legacy and Oblivion to life.
I'm not the biggest fan of Dumbo. It might just be my least favorite of all the classic Disney animated movies. It's so damn depressing. The original film tells the story of a baby circus elephant who is made fun of for his big ears. His mother steps in to protect him at one point and is locked up for it. Dumbo ends up on the road with a »
- Joey Paur
Clearly emboldened by the success of Maleficent and without waiting to see how its latest adaptations of Cinderella or The Jungle Book perform, Disney has been digging through its animated archives again and has come up with Dumbo. Transformers: Age Of Extinction writer Ehren Kruger has been hired to turn the elephant tale into a live action adventure.Presumably, this updated take on the 1941 classic will blend CG with real-world settings to retell the tale of the elephant born with comically huge ears. Initially mocked for his giant lobes, Dumbo has the last laugh – and learns some important life lessons to boot – when his best pal, Timothy Q. Mouse, helps him learn how to fly.It’s early days for the new project, which so far only boasts Kruger on writing duty with Tron: Legacy producer Justin Springer set to produce. Dumbo represents the latest ‘toon title the Mouse House »
Do you love Dumbo? Does its tale of a young, underdog character learning that he really had what it took to soar inside him all along resonate with you? Does just thinking about it put a smile on your face? If so, we hope you're also a fan of the last few Transformers movies, because Disney has just hired screenwriter Ehren Kruger to not only write a live-action Dumbo movie, but to produce it as well. Since the original movie is barely over an hour long, Kruger will be inserting a new storyline about a human family who somehow goes through an ordeal that parallels Dumbo's. So if you loved the family dynamic in Transformers: Age of Extinction, then boy are you in luck. The rest of us will have to cross our fingers and hope Kruger has some more, genuinely...
- Peter Hall
Get ready to see some elephants fly: Disney has begun developing a live-action adaptation of the 1941 animated classic Dumbo about a baby circus elephant who magically learns to fly with the help of his jumbo ears. The movie will be penned by Transformers writer Ehren Kruger and will add an additional family story line to the film that parallels Dumbo’s in the original tale.
Dumbo is just the latest live-action adaptation of a Disney animated classic to come from the Mouse House after Maleficent opened last month and upcoming titles like Cinderella, The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast all currently being adapted. »
- Jake Perlman
So we've had Maleficent, Cinderella is dropping next year, and Jon Favreau is currently developing Jungle Book. Now, another Disney animated classic is getting the live action treatment, with the announcement of Dumbo. Unlike Maleficent, Dumbo is expected to be a straight re-telling of the classic tale of a baby elephant with oversized ears who learns to fly, with the massive cast of animals being brought to life by CGI. Screen writer Ehren Kruger (Transformers: Age of Extinction, Scream 3, The Ring, Arlington Road) has being brought on to write the script, which is said to have a "strong family component". Personally, there are alarm bells ringing for me. Kruger is a fine writer, but in recent years there has been a noticeable decline in quality in his work, with the latest Transformers, and its insufferable third act, being the latest example. via The Wrap »
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Ehren Kruger, the screenwriter behind films like Arlington Road, Scream 3 and the last three Transformers movies, has been hired by Disney to write the live-action Dumbo movie. After the massive success of their $600 million-taking Maleficent, which was released earlier on this year, and the future Jon Favreau directed The Jungle Book, the beloved tale of the big-eared elephant is the next classic Disney film to be adapted with real actors. Live-action versions of Cinderella and Beauty And The Beast are also in the works at the studio.
The announcement of the Dumbo movie definitely makes us ask the question; which property will Disney pick on next? Robin Hood? The Black Cauldron? We can only hope.
Source: The Wrap »
- Paul Heath
Walt Disney Pictures has chosen its latest classic animated movie to update with a live action retelling. Transformers writer Ehren Kruger has been hired to pen a fresh take on Dumbo for the studio, with Justin Springer producing.
Ehren Kruger is co-producing the movie, with a story that revolves around a lovable elephant who is constantly teased for his big ears. After his mother gets locked up for protecting him against bullies, Dumbo hits the road with his mouse pal, and eventually learns that he can soar high in the sky, flying with the help of a magical feather. The original classic was released October 23, 1941.
Disney has already found enormous success turning their animated classics into live-action adventures, with Alice in Wonderland pulling in over $1 billion worldwide, and this summer's Maleficent already well on its way to that billion dollar milestone with $631 million globally since its May 30 release date. Disney »
To continue in Disney’s recent trend of “brand deposits”, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Disney is currently developing a live-action version of their 1941 classic Dumbo, the Oscar winning children’s film complete with circus animals, a flying elephant with big ears, a tearjerking musical gem and all the storybook colors of the rainbow.
THR also reminds that this comes on the tails of 2010′s Alice In Wonderland, 2014′s Maleficent and the upcoming adaptations of Cinderella, The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast. It’s only a matter of time before they drag out The Sword and the Stone reboot too.
If you’re wondering how they’ll get an elephant to fly, you can rest assured that the studio intends to make it CGI anyway. So while I’m intrigued by »
- Brian Welk
As part of its on-going quest to devalue every happy cinematic memory from our childhoods, Disney is looking to turn its animated classic Dumbo into a live-action affair with the help of (wait for it) Transformers franchise writer Ehren Kruger. Because everyone knows that, when you want to make a movie about a kindly elephant with over-sized elephants, there’s no one better than the guy who gave us such gems as “There’s a missile in the living room,” “Prime’s taken my trophy case, and he will feel my wrath,” and my personal favorite, “Autobots, we’re going to prove who we are, and why we’re here” (and that’s just from Age of Extinction).
Justin Springer, who worked on Oblivion and Tron: Legacy, will be producing along with Kruger. Their version will adapt the original movie while “adding a unique family story that parallels Dumbo’s story. »
- Isaac Feldberg
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