Eva Green and Tim Burton are teaming up once again for the latest of Disney’s live-action remakes.
Despite not being able to snag Will Smith for his Dumbo remake, Tim Burton has managed to bring on Eva Green once again for one of the three main roles in the film. Green may be becoming one of Burton’s new favourites after working with him on Dark Shadows and, most recently, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children.
No-one is entirely sure how the story of the beloved animated elephant with too-big ears who learns to fly will transfer to live action, but if anyone can bring something fresh to the story, it’s Burton. Writer Ehren Kruger, best known for his work on Transformers, will be taking on the task of reworking the 1941 script - though what that means for the story itself remains to be seen.
Dumbo is the latest film to go into development for live action treatment, alongside other classics such as The Lion King and Mulan. Disney have also reworked The Jungle Book and Pete’s Dragon into some pretty breathtaking live-action films, and if you’ve missed those you can catch their latest release, Beauty and the Beast, on 17 March.