Quick, name three things that you couldn't possibly imagine yourself or anyone else wanting. Terrible disease? Bulk bag of banana Runts? Live-action Dumbo movie that will certainly contain a gross overuse of CG and a new, secondary human-based plot? Hey, you're in (bad) luck with at least one of those!
Disney is developing a live-action remake of 1941's intensely sad elephant abuse cartoon Dumbo, penned by Transformers franchise writer Ehren Kruger. The Hollywood Reporter has the details:
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.
Ah, you can almost read "Can we puh-leeease go to lunch yet?" right in the description. ("CG is a thing, right? Like, we can do it with CG?" "Whatever, yeah.") The movie will follow Disney's upcoming live-action Cinderella, and its upcoming live-action Jungle Book. (And, of course, they all follow Disney's recent live-action Sleeping Beauty remake, Maleficent, and Johnny Depp's Alice in Wonderland.)
Truth be told, though, I am interested to hear what a real elephant will sound like singing "Baby Mine." Still heartbreaking, I hope!
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