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Transformers' Ehren Kruger to write live action Dumbo movie for Disney

07.08.2014

With the success of ALICE IN WONDERLAND and this summer's MALEFICENT, Disney is continuing to develop live action adaptations of their classic animated films. With ALICE IN WONDERLAND 2 and CINDERELLA already on their way, why not make the next logical step and adapt...DUMBO? Uh, okay...

Disney and OBLIVION producer Justin Springer will team with SCREAM and TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION screenwriter Ehren Kruger to realize the flying elephant story on the big screen. How exactly they plan to adapt the 64 minute film with an almost entirely animated cast and a lead character who never speaks has yet to be determined, but Disney is willing to take the chance. Apparently, the new take will use a parallel story with live action characters to flesh out the film.

That's right, the guy who "wrote" the last three TRANSFORMERS movies, REINDEER GAMES, and the third and fourth SCREAM films will be realizing a classic children's film. It may be fitting since Kruger writes like a child (sorry, had to say it), but the quality of the film will truly be determined by the director, cast, and special effects used to realize the film. For me, DUMBO would be worth seeing only if they keep the nightmarish drunken dream sequence intact. Otherwise, who knows why anyone would want to see this.

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7:27AM on 07/09/2014
And you thought the crows were racist caricatures before...
And you thought the crows were racist caricatures before...
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6:31AM on 07/09/2014
Dumb and Dumbo.
Dumb and Dumbo.
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12:49AM on 07/09/2014
Turns out that the cute and friendly Timothy Q. Mouse is actually a terrorist.Who frames Dumbo for blowing up the Circus at the end.
Turns out that the cute and friendly Timothy Q. Mouse is actually a terrorist.Who frames Dumbo for blowing up the Circus at the end.
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7:56PM on 07/08/2014
This guy shouldn't be writing cake recipes let along fucking scripts. This guy is worse than Akiva Goldsman.
This guy shouldn't be writing cake recipes let along fucking scripts. This guy is worse than Akiva Goldsman.
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7:26PM on 07/08/2014
It may turn out that Dumbo is actually from Cybertron and transform into a Combiner team called Dumbobots. Wait, what?
It may turn out that Dumbo is actually from Cybertron and transform into a Combiner team called Dumbobots. Wait, what?
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6:23PM on 07/08/2014
To be fair, if you can write lines for Mark Wahlberg, you are probably qualified enough to write for a big elephant.
To be fair, if you can write lines for Mark Wahlberg, you are probably qualified enough to write for a big elephant.
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6:07PM on 07/08/2014
April Fools! What...really?
April Fools! What...really?
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5:52PM on 07/08/2014
The joke is Ehren Kruger possesses the ability of the golden BJ but the reality is you're only as good as your last movie and unfortunately the powers that be are only looking at money and not quality....
The joke is Ehren Kruger possesses the ability of the golden BJ but the reality is you're only as good as your last movie and unfortunately the powers that be are only looking at money and not quality....
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5:39PM on 07/08/2014
Funny that they call it "live-action Dumbo" when he'll be CGI. Ugh.
Funny that they call it "live-action Dumbo" when he'll be CGI. Ugh.
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5:34PM on 07/08/2014
Everything about this just screams "WRONG".
Everything about this just screams "WRONG".
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5:14PM on 07/08/2014
And we have a new winner for the most unnecessary/unwanted remake.
BONUS, this one will be in a genre (CGI-live action) that is notorious for sucking.
That hum you hear is Walt Disney spinning in his grave fast enough to power all the rides at Disneyland.
And we have a new winner for the most unnecessary/unwanted remake.
BONUS, this one will be in a genre (CGI-live action) that is notorious for sucking.
That hum you hear is Walt Disney spinning in his grave fast enough to power all the rides at Disneyland.
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4:41PM on 07/08/2014
This is just Dumb(o). Nothing surprises me anymore w/ Hollywood. I'm waiting for the Godfather or Citizen Kane reboot, you know it's coming.
Also, I'm very disturbed by Ehren's front teeth in that pic.
This is just Dumb(o). Nothing surprises me anymore w/ Hollywood. I'm waiting for the Godfather or Citizen Kane reboot, you know it's coming.
Also, I'm very disturbed by Ehren's front teeth in that pic.
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4:41PM on 07/08/2014
I bet Walt himself is disappointed.
I bet Walt himself is disappointed.
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4:25PM on 07/08/2014

And the worst part is? (aside from Kruger writing)

Walt Disney himself was one of the most inventive minds in History of Film. I bet he wouldn't like what his studio had become.
Walt Disney himself was one of the most inventive minds in History of Film. I bet he wouldn't like what his studio had become.
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3:59PM on 07/08/2014
Further proof that some people can become successful without having an ounce of talent.
Further proof that some people can become successful without having an ounce of talent.
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3:31PM on 07/08/2014

"Don't I need my magic feather to fly?"

"My FACE is your magic feather!"
"My FACE is your magic feather!"
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3:12PM on 07/08/2014
Well that'll be a shit film then.
Well that'll be a shit film then.
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2:53PM on 07/08/2014

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Fuck me is nothing sacred anymore ! What next a live action Bambi feat Andy Serkis as mo-cap Bambi. Hollywood writing is in a terrible state at the moment if we are having to put up with Disney classics being remade and retold and re-live actioned. Just come up with totally new ideas FFS !
Fuck me is nothing sacred anymore ! What next a live action Bambi feat Andy Serkis as mo-cap Bambi. Hollywood writing is in a terrible state at the moment if we are having to put up with Disney classics being remade and retold and re-live actioned. Just come up with totally new ideas FFS !
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2:52PM on 07/08/2014
Sounds like a movie in a similar vein to Racing Stripes
Sounds like a movie in a similar vein to Racing Stripes
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2:47PM on 07/08/2014
Dumbo to write Dumbo
Dumbo to write Dumbo
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