In some weirder news of the week, Dora the Explorer will be treading new waters and making her way to the silver screen. That's right, the Nickelodeon flagship cartoon character is getting her own live-action movie.
But that's not the weird part. The weirdness is who is behind it. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Paramount Pictures project is being produced by Transformers director Michael Bay and his production company Platinum Dunes, while the script will be written by Nick Stoller (The Muppets, Neighbors).
While details about the movie are scarce at the moment, THR reports that this version of Dora will not be a 7-year old child like in the cartoon, but instead will be a teenager, and fan-favorite character Diego is also set to appear in the live-action movie.
So...a live-action movie produced by a guy known for his action-heavy movies, with a main character who has been aged up. Is it just me or does it sound like they're trying to make Teenage Tomb Raider?
At the least, we can guess that it will be more of a comedy with Stoller's involvement. He's best known for comedies like the Neighbors franchise, the Cameron Diaz movie Sex Tape and for directing the widely-acclaimed Forgetting Sarah Marshall. This year he wrote the script for the box office hit Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.
Dora the Explorer is scheduled for a 2019 release.