Burton is retelling the story of the iconic flying elephant and the first look of the movie was released at the D23 Expo. The entirety of 2019's "Dumbo" will be filmed in England.
After the success of The Jungle Book and this year's Beauty and the Beast, Walt Disney Pictures is seemingly determined to create live-action versions of all of their classic animated films.
Holt is hired by the circus to take care of young Dumbo, who quickly befriends his two children, played by newcomers Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins.
Tim Burton will direct Dumbo, which is expected to be mostly live-action, with some animation involved.
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Burton recorded the video from inside Casey Jr, the iconic train from the original movie.
While Disney's D23 fan event just revealed Star Wars and The Avengers updates, Disney also revealed some tasty info about Tim Burton's live-action Dumbo remake, which looks to have assembled a pretty awesome cast list. Roshan Seth, DeObia Oparei, Sharon Rooney, Douglas Reith, and Katterli Frauenfelder also join.
Disney's new live-action feature film "Dumbo" introduces Holt Farrier (Farrell), a former circus star who finds his life turned upside down when he returns from the war.
The circus is struggling, but when Holt's children - Parker and Hobbins - discover the elephant can fly, entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Keaton) and aerial artist Colette (Green) team up to make the creature a star.
For the live-action adaptation, Ehren Kruger has written the script and is also producing alongside "Tron: Legacy's" Justin Springer.