Filmmaker Michael Bay has wanted to make it clear his Platinum Dunes production banner is not involved in the upcoming live-action movie based on the kids animated series “Dora the Explorer” at Paramount Pictures.
Bay’s Platinum Dunes company has been linked as producers on the film for nearly ten months in media reports, which has also seen the film become the subject of numerous jokes involving the kids franchise being in the hands of a company and filmmaker better known for macho action epics and horror remakes.
Bay’s reps have shot down the talk on Twitter, saying: “Bay or Platinum Dunes has nothing to do with the Dora movie. It is being falsely reported in the press. Bay is set to start directing #6underground this week and Platinum Dunes has started developing #AQuietPlace 2.”
The film, which stars “Transformers” actress Isabela Moner in the title role, is directed by James Bobin (“The Muppets”). In the film, Dora has spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents. However nothing could prepare Dora for the most dangerous adventure ever – High School.
Filming is presently underway in Queensland, Australia.