After bringing moviegoers such high-octane action-adventure hits as “Transformers” and “Armageddon”, Michael Bay has zeroed in on his next project, and it will definitely be a bit of a departure: a live-action, big-screen version of animated children’s TV show “Dora the Explorer”.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that a live-action “Dora the Explorer” has been in the works since 2015, with the project moving full-speed ahead with writer/director Nick Stoller (who helmed such TV comedies as “Neighbors” and “The Muppets”) tapped to direct.
No firm release date has been set, but THR reports that Paramount is “gung ho” to get the project into production and movie screens as soon as possible.
Although the original animated series followed the adventures of a bilingual Latin-American girl who solved puzzles and riddles with the help of her animal friends, the film version would be significantly different.
According to THR, “details are being kept under wraps, but the live-action take is said to centre on Dora, not as a 7-year-old like on the TV series but now a teenager who moves to the city live with her cousin Diego.”