Get your maps and backpacks ready because Dora the Explorer is heading to the big screen. Michael Bay is set as producer of the film with his Platinum Dune partners, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller. Nick Stoller, director of The Muppets and Neighbors, is working on the script.
Most of the production details are secretive as of now, but it will be a live action feature and feature Dora as a teenager moving into a new city to live with her cousin, Diego.
The popular children’s show has been in many different forms of media such as video games, book, and toys. This will be the first time Dora will be on the big screen.
There is no specific release date yet, but Paramount is eyeing for a 2019 release date. Platinum Dune is has also made Paramount’s Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
The Michael Bay and Stoller names might give a feeling that the film will be more oriented for teenagers and older audiences, but Stoller has worked many age appropriate films like The Muppets, Storks, and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.
Who knows how this will turn out, but College Humor did make a trailer parody in 2012 of what a more adult themed Dora movie would look like. Let’s just hope Megan Fox and Mark Wahlberg don’t get casted in this movie.