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 family-friendly muscles to flex.

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 Favreau (The Jungle Book) and Bill Condon (Beauty and the Beast).

So, are you excited for a live-action Dumbo?


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