King of explosions, Michael Bay, is set to direct a live action adventure of the popular kids show Dora the Explorer. Yes, you read that correctly. This isn't a Twitter hoax. No it's not Aprils Fool's Day, this is real life. The man that brought us Bad Boys 2, the Transformers cinematic universe, and countless of other action films, is somehow set to produce a kids franchise.
We already know what Pixar's Up would like if he directed, so we can only imagine what he has in store for Dora and Diego. The project is shaping up at Paramount’s new Paramount Players division, where Bay and his Platinum Dunes partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller have signed on to do the film.
Like the Nickelodeon show, the live-action take will reportedly center on Dora. However, she won't be a 7-year-old like in the show, but a teenager who moves to the city live with her cousin Diego. Nick Stoller, the writer-director behind films including The Muppets and Neighbors, has been brought on board to work on the script for the project. No release date has been released, but the studio is eyeing a 2019 release.
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