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Michael Bay and ‘Neighbors’ Director Nick Stoller Team Up for ‘Dora the Explorer’ Movie

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This story makes a lot of sense to me, since Michael Bay kind of looks like Swiper the fox.

Paramount is bringing a film version of iconic kids show Dora the Explorer to the big screen, with directing duties going to Nicholas Stoller, whose past credits include helming Forgetting Sarah Marshall and both Neighbors films and writing The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted. No puppets in Dora, but Stoller will still be in a wheelhouse of memorable characters from people’s childhoods.

Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes crew will handle production duties. This may sound crazy to some, but it is worth noting that Bay produced the most recent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films and that the influence a producer has can differ significantly depending on the project.

Instead of a 7-year-old Dora, as on the show, the film will feature a teenage explorer who moves to “the city” to live with Diego. With that in mind, I’m a little concerned that Boots will be a tad elderly, depending on which species of monkey he is.

No release date has been set, but the current estimate (estimación) is 2019.

[via THR]

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