So, uh... Paramount Pictures is moving forward with their live-action adaptation of Dora The Explorer and they've brought on an interesting team to develop it! Michael Bay will produce the film through his Platinum Dunes production company because that makes sense. And the movie will be written and directed by Nick Stoller, the writer-director of films such as The Muppets and Neighbors.
There aren't a lot of details on the film project yet, but according to THR, Dora will not be a 7-year-old kid in the film. Instead, she will be a teenager, who moves to the city to live with her cousin Diego.
Who knows where they plan on taking it, but when I saw that Michael Bay was involved my immediate thought was that the movie would be an action-packed adventure film as it followers her on a dangerous archeological quest like Lara Croft in Tomb Raider.
The studio is looking to get the film into production soon so that they can release it sometime in 2019.
I'll be honest. I can't stand the animated show the movie is based on. My kids watched it every day and Dora's voice annoyed the living hell out of me. Needless to say, I'm not really that excited about the movie, so I couldn't care less how it turns out. My kids, however, can't wait.
What do you all think about Michael Bay and Nick Stoller coming on board to develop Dora The Explorer?
Here's a previously fan-made trailer for a live-action Dora movie with Ariel Winter that I thought turned out pretty fun. Maybe the movie will end up like this!