One of the more intriguing of Disney’s planned live-action adaptations is Dumbo, partly due to having Tim Burton in the directing chair, and partly due to the fact in the original animated movie, the main character couldn’t talk, even though various other animals could. It’ll be interesting to see how they handle it on the big-screen, and exactly what the expanded role for the human characters will be.
One of those humans may be Eva Green, as Variety reports that she’s in early talks for the movie. She would play the female lead, although it’s not known exactly how she’ll fit into the story. Disney will be hoping they can close this deal, as they’ve been having trouble filling out the male roles, as deals with both Will Smith and Chris Pine have fallen through in the past couple of months (Tom Hanks was also rumoured, but he doesn’t seem involved anymore either).
The plot of the film will revolve both around the baby elephant with enormous ears, as well as some children that befriend him. Disney is hoping to shoot the movie this year, with a late 2018 or 2019 release expected.