Production is underway for the live-action reimagining of Disney's 1941 animated classic Dumbo. Danny DeVito and Michael Keaton have secured roles in the remake after reports of their negotiations surfaced back in April, and Colin Farrell and Eva Green round out the star-studded cast.
Disney has found a formula for success with live-action remakes of their beloved animated movies and the upcoming remake of Dumbo looks to continue to trend.
Burton recorded the video from inside Casey Jr, the iconic train from the original movie.
The news was reported during the studio's in-house expo D23, and the convention's Twitter feed also confirmed prior reports as to who would be starring in the film, and yes, it appears that Dumbo is going to be a Batman Returns reunion of sorts.
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Disney also took the opportunity on Saturday to release an official synopsis of the film.
All four of the aforementioned actors are now confirmed for the Dumbo cast, along with young newcomers Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins, as well as Roshan Seth (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom), DeObia Oparei (Independence Day: Resurgence), Sharon Rooney (Two Doors Down) and Douglas Reith (Downton Abbey) in supporting roles. Nigel Gostelow (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Dark Shadows) is the executive producer. Ehren Kruger (Ophelia, Dream House) and Justin Springer (TRON: Legacy) are producing from a screenplay by Kruger.
Among the slew of announcements made at D23, Deadline reports that Disney's live-action DUMBO now has a release date.
Farrier's children (Parker and Hobbins) find out that the baby has flying powers, and entrepreneur VA Vandevere (Keaton) and aerial artist Colette Marchant (Green) arrive on the scene to make Dumbo a star.