The End Is Near: ‘Transformers’ Scribe Hired To Write Live-Action ‘Dumbo’ Adaptation


All you need to be successful in Hollywood is one or two good credits on a movie that makes a lot of money. It doesn’t matter if your work is shit, as long as you can help a studio turn a profit you’re as good as a golden goose with the ability to turn a phrase. Need proof? I have all the proof you will ever need.

The Hollywood Reporter ran a story today breaking the news that Transformers scribe Ehren Kruger has been hired to write a live-action adaptation for Disney’s Dumbo. Yes, the same man who has delivered absolutely nonsensical plots for Transformers 2, 3, and the recent Age Of Extinction will now take on your favorite cinematic memories from childhood and turn it into a real life adventure. That’s just what you always wanted, right?

Those who know Disney well will no doubt recall that Dumbo is amongst the shortest features the studio has ever released. The original film runs a brisk 65 minutes, which means Kruger will need to pad the events of Dumbo’s life in order to make a film worthy of a studio investing what will likely be well over $100 million. Specifically, the trade says the adaptation of the original story will be filled out by “adding a unique family story that parallels Dumbo’s story.”

No release date, cast, or director has been set for the adaptation.

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