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Tim Burton's Dumbo live-action reboot takes flight in new trailer

13 June 2018

Tim Burton is swapping big eyes for big ears, bringing his unique visual sensibilities to a new version of 1941's Dumbo. This remake of Disney's animated classic is slated for US release, March 29, 2019.

While some might have been anxious about how Dumbo would translate into a live action adaptation, the teaser show's there's nothing to worry about. And that's good. Burton takes Dumbo to the turn of the 20th century, dousing the film with Gilded Age aesthetics and callbacks to the era of traveling circuses. But in Dumbo, everyone is flesh-colored, warm and full of hope - especially the young girl Milly (Nico Parker) who takes the lost Dumbo under her wing.

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Colin Farrell usually gravitates towards complex roles in dark, gritty films, such as the hitman Ray in bloody black comedy In Bruges or the ill-fated Corporal McBurney in last year's seductive The Beguiled, but when he came across the chance to enter the world of Disney for Tim Burton's live-action Dumbo, he was elated. Burton directs Eva Green, Danny DeVito, Colin Farrell and Michael Keaton, as well as some pink elephants.

Danny DeVito rallies people at a circus, getting them excited about Dumbo, "the wonderful flying elephant". Burton directs from a script by Ehren Kruger (Ghost in the Shell).

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But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton) and an aerial artist named Colette Marchant (Eva Green), who swoop in to make the peculiar pachyderm a star.

The movie is scheduled for a March 2019 release.

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Tim Burton's Dumbo live-action reboot takes flight in new trailer