Michael Keaton is in negotiations to re-team with his “Batman” and “Beetlejuice” director Tim Burton for Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of their classic 1941 animated feature “Dumbo”.
The story follows baby circus elephant who is made fun of for his large ears. When his mother steps in to protect him and is locked up for it, he ends up on the road with a mouse as his companion.
The mouse instills into Dumbo the idea that with the help of a magic feather, he can fly. The new take involves the adaptation of the original movie while adding a unique family story that parallels Dumbo’s story.
Keaton would play the villain, a man who buys a circus to use the flying elephant for profit. Eva Green, Colin Farrell and Danny DeVito also star in the film which Ehren Kruger is penning the script for. Kruger will produce alongside Justin Springer.
Should he sign on, it would be Keaton and Burton’s first time working together in 25 years – their last collaboration being 1992’s “Batman Returns”.