Disney is once again dipping into its well of animated classics for its next live-action blockbuster: a remake of “Dumbo”.
Directed by Tim Burton (who also helmed Disney’s live-action remake of “Alice in Wonderland”), “Dumbo” tells the timeless tale of a misfit elephant whose long, floppy ears give him the gift of flight.
In addition to dropping a new trailer for the film (above), Disney also shared the movie poster:
“Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already-struggling circus,” reads the movie’s official synopsis.
“But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland,” the synopsis continues. “Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.”
“Dumbo” flies into theatres on March 29, 2019.