A whole lot of Disney animated films have been getting the live-action treatment lately, but Dumbo, the pretty racist 1941 classic about a flying elephant, would seem an unlikely choice to be remade featuring real actors. Wrong! According to THR, Transformers franchise writer Ehren Kruger is penning the script for a live-action Dumbo, which will also add a “unique family story that parallels Dumbo’s story.” No word on whether there’s also a Lion King featuring real lions in our future, but at this point it seems like a terrible inevitability.
ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 30: An elephant eats pumpkin at the Rome Bioparco during lunch time on October 30, 2011 in Rome, Italy. As it is Halloween time, Zoo staff are feeding the animals pumpkin in addition to their regular daily diet to increase the number of visitors to the bioparco for the occasion. (Photo by Giorgio Cosulich/Getty Images)