Tim Burton Dumbo: Live-Action Movie to Star Will Smith

By Eva Artosilla | 2 years ago
Tim Burton Dumbo:  Live-Action Movie to Star Will Smith
PHOTOGRAPH: Facebook | Will Smith

Tim Burton Dumbo is in the works. The live-action movie is expected to make good in the box office. The likes of Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and The Maleficent remakes. These movies were somehow outdated and making them into new movies have rekindled their magic in the theaters.

Dumbo will join the list films upcoming Disney remakes. More in the list like 101 Dalmatians, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Pinocchio and Winnie the Pooh will come out soon. According to reports, Winnie the Pooh will have a whole new adult twist and a bit darker too. Details about Tim Burton Dumbo are still scarce. Burton is sure to direct the live remake and Will Smith might appear in the movie, reports Screen Rant.

Tim Burton Dumbo Movie to Cast Will Smith

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Reports also say that Jaden Smith’s father will voice the movie’s lead character. Dumbo is a flying elephant with Timothy Mouse as its friend. Reportedly, the only human character in the movie is the ringmaster of a circus where the elephant was born.

The animated film is only 64 minutes long making it the shortest of all Disney movies. However, Tim Burton can still experiment on how to expand the storyline just like in The Jungle Book.

Dumbo might give a boost to Will Smith’s declining career. His latest movie Collateral Beauty got unfavorable reviews, the same with Suicide Squad. Aside from Dumbo, he is making Bright for Netflix.

Ehren Kruger of The Brothers Grimm and Transformers 3 & 4 fame will write the script. The Disney team is expecting a hit in this new project. Alice in Wonderland which is also Burton’s work has amassed $1 billion at the box office while Alice Through the Looking Glass which is not his, did poorly in the theaters. He is a genius and his recent film is expected to earn much more. The Tim Burton Dumbo movie’s release date is yet unknown. Stay tuned for updates on the Disney movie.


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Eva Artosilla joined MNG in 2016. She is an Accountant by profession and has alreay invaded the corporate world. She finds writing as a rewarding job.