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DUMBO: Tim Burton And Will Smith Reportedly To Team Up For Film


Tim Burton And Will Smith Rumored To Work Together On Dumbo

Alice in Wonderland director Tim Burton and Suicide Squad star Will Smith are said to be getting ready to work on a live-action remake of Dumbo.

Given his past partnerships with Disney, it was only a matter of time before Burton jumped on the studio’s reboot bandwagon. In addition to the aforementioned Alice in Wonderland, the director also worked on the sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass, Frankenweenie, as well as cult favorite The Nightmare Before Christmas through their Touchstone banner. With Burton now slated to remake Dumbo, one wonders how he will interpret the animated Disney classic.

At any rate, Smith’s reported involvement marks the first name to be attached to the film’s cast, even as it remains unknown what role he will play. If the project is anything like The Jungle Book, the Men in Black 3 actor may end up playing a human role or simply voicing an animal character.

As notes, the project is the latest in a line of proposed live action reboots of past Disney movies:

Disney has been finding quite a bit of success lately with live action takes on their classic films. Burton’s own Alice in Wonderland took in more than a billion at the international box office with the studio’s most recent live action adaptation, Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book, having brought in more than $966 million.

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