Tim Burton has done it again with what looks to be an imaginative re-imaging of the 1941 children’s classic, “Dumbo.”
The director, who is known for “Edward Scissorhands,” “Beetlejuice” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” has teamed with Disney for this live-action film, to tell the tale of an baby elephant who is ostracized because of his enormous ears.
The star-studded cast includes Michael Keaton as V.A. Vandevere, Colin Farrell as Holt Farrier, Danny DeVito as Max Medici and Eva Green as Colette Marchant.
According to Disney, 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. 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. 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.
There is one catch. You have to wait until March 29, 2019 for the film to be released. At least it gives us something to look forward to next year.