With Mary Poppins Returns currently filming in London, the next of Disney live action takes on one of its classics turns out to be not far behind.
Pre-production work is underway on the live action take on Dumbo, that Tim Burton is directing for the studio. However, the production was originally set to start filming this month, but there’s now been a slight delay. Presumably this is related to the fact that Disney and Burton haven’t locked down one of the key roles in the movie, given that Will Smith opted not to join the film.
The new start date for the film? The crew have been told that it’s at the end of May, which is when Burton and his cast – that already includes Danny DeVito and Eva Green – will get cracking on the physical production work. That should give the film a bit of wiggle room to lock the rest of the ensemble down.
Disney hasn’t formally announced a release date for Dumbo yet, although it has reserved a whole host of dates for upcoming projects. Our guess is that given the extensive post-production work involved, we won’t be seeing the new Dumbo until early 2019. Furthermore, filming starts on Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin this summer too, and we’d expect that in 2019 as well.
More on Dumbo as we hear it…
Courtesy of Den of Geek UK.