!Vámonos! “Dora the Explorer” is heading to the big screen. A live-action adaptation of the Nickelodeon animated series is in the works at Paramount Players. The film, which will focus on the bilingual adventurer as a teenager, is set to be produced by none other than Michael Bay.
According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, the “Transformers” director, who is known for his special effects-laden action films and explosion sequences, is producing the movie (that absolutely nobody asked for) alongside Platinum Dunes partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller. “The Muppets” writer Nick Stoller is also expected to develop the script.
There’s no word yet as to whether the live-action film will also feature other characters from the animated series, which ran for 14 years, such as Boots the monkey, the Map/Backpack or Swiper the fox. The THR report states, “Details are being kept under wraps, but the live-action take is said to center on Dora, not as a 7-year-old like on the TV series but now a teenager who moves to the city [to] live with her cousin Diego.”
The “Dora” film is set to be released in 2019.
See how social media reacted to Bay producing a live-action “Dora the Explorer” movie below:
Social Media Reacts to Live-Action “Dora the Explorer” Movie
Michael Bay is producing a Dora the Explorer movie.
That Michael Bay.
Excuse me, what? https://t.co/kamhxWShyX
— Mathew Buck (@FB_BMB) October 23, 2017
In the year where a movie staring smiley faces aired, it was announced Michael Bay would make a Dora the Explorer movie. Is this life?
— Mr. Enter (@MysteriousEnter) October 24, 2017
Michael Bay is producing a Dora the Explorer movie?! 2017 is awesome!
— KYR SP33DY (@KYR_SP33DY) October 24, 2017
"Michael Bay to produce live action teen version of Dora the Explorer" pic.twitter.com/LgcpbMOlYs
— joe hegyes (@bequietjoe) October 23, 2017
why are we in the timeline where we're getting a live-action dora the explorer movie with a teenage dora PRODUCED BY MICHAEL BAY
— adel (@spacemaghrebi) October 23, 2017
We live in a world where a Dora the Explorer movie with Michael Bay as its producer is going to be a thing.
This is the darkest timeline.
— Benjamin Breuer (@BenjaMage) October 23, 2017
So uh, um… Wow. I had to take a double take because I thought this shit was fakehttps://t.co/s685sozijK
— Shikki (@SonicDahMario) October 23, 2017
Exclusive: First shot from Michael Bay’s Dora the Explorer. pic.twitter.com/MCRoxk1SlZ
— Andrew Reiner (@Andrew_Reiner) October 24, 2017
Can't believe I live in an age where Michael Bay and live action Dora the Explorer are in the same sentence
— bella (@bIuelilies) October 23, 2017
Michael Bay Producing? Dora and Boots are about to be running through a field of explosives. Swiper will probably have an RPG. Here we go. https://t.co/gZtEe39rGS
— Geeks of Color (@GeeksOfColor) October 23, 2017
Dora The Explorer (2019)
Producer: Michael Bay pic.twitter.com/9YJzdm5wEE
— Keith Ó Gealbháin (@KeithGalvin) October 23, 2017
What are your thoughts on Michael Bay producing a live-action “Dora the Explorer” movie? Would you watch it? Sound off in the comments section below!
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