Tim Burton directing live-action Dumbo remake

Slightly eyebrow-raising news emerging from Disney this morning, with THR reporting that Tim Burton is on board to direct a live-action remake of Dumbo.

Disney is on a run of live-action remakes of some of its classic properties, with the seminal story of a flying circus elephant the latest to receive the treatment.

As you might expect, the new film will use a blend of CGI and live-action to bring the story to life, with THR claiming that the update will include “a unique family story that parallels Dumbo's journey.”

That addition comes courtesy of Ehren Kruger, who is currently working on a final draft of the script. Kruger will also co-produce alongside Justin Springer.

No release date has been confirmed for the film as yet, although the studio’s latest live-action makeover, Cinderella, opens in US cinemas this weekend.

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