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Dora the Explorer movie in the works

Published on: 24th October 2017

Nick Stoller, the writer-director behind The Muppets movie, will be scripting the project, while Michael Bay is producing. 

As announced by The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount is developing a big-screen version of Dora the Explorer, the popular Nickelodeon children’s series.

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, which will be produced by Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller. It hails from Paramount’s new Paramount Players division.

The move kick-starts a project that had been inactive for some time. In 2015, Paramount had been developing a movie with Tom Wheeler (Puss in Boots) writing and Mary Parent producing.

Details are being kept under wraps, but the live-action take is said to centre on Dora, not as a 7-year-old as she appears on the TV series, but as a teenager who moves to the city live with her cousin Diego.

No release date has been set, but the studio is said to be eyeing a 2019 premiere.

 

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