When it comes to remakes, if you’re going to do them you may as well as do them yourself and that’s what Disney have been doing the past few years. No stone left unturned and today Tim Burton‘s highly ambitious Dumbo remake was announced was in production with members of the cast revealed too.
Once again Disney broke the news at the D23 Expo along with a number of other remakes in the pipeline including The Lion King. The audience was treated to a short animation and introduction from Tim Burton himself.
Walt Disney’s classic animated tale Dumbo, originally released on October 23, 1941. Winning an Oscar® for best scoring of a musical picture and was nominated for best original song for Baby Mine. Nearly 60 years on the movie will once again be returning to the big screens thanks to the state of art technology. Production will be filmed in England at the Pinewood and Carrington Studios.
The movie will star the talents of some Tim Burton regulars (as well as new ones)Colin Farrell (In Bruges), Michael Keaton (first time together since Beetlejuice), Danny DeVito (Batman Returns, Big Fish), Eva Green (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Dark Shadows), and introduces Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins in their first film roles. The cast also includes Roshan Seth, DeObia Oparei, Sharon Rooney and Douglas Reith.
Disney’s new live-action feature film Dumbo introduces Holt Farrier (Farrell), a former circus star who finds his life turned upside down when he returns from the war. Circus owner Max Medici (DeVito) enlists Holt to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when Holt’s children (Parker and Hobbins) discover that Dumbo can fly, persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Keaton) and an aerial artist named Colette Marchant (Green) swoop in to make the peculiar pachyderm a star.
Dumbo is set for release in March 2019 (USA 29th March).