Paramount is moving forward on a live-action “Dora The Explorer” film written by “Neighbors” director Nick Stoller, TheWrap has learned.
Michael Bay is producing the film through his Platinum Dunes label with Andrew Form and Brad Fuller. The movie will reportedly take place several years after the Nick Jr. television series, with Dora, now a teenager, moving to the big city to live with his cousin, Diego.
Stoller’s attachment revives a Paramount project that had been dormant for some time. Plans to bring Dora to the big screen first began in 2015, a year after the hit TV series ended its run after eight seasons. Tom Wheeler, director of DreamWorks’ “Puss In Boots,” had originally been attached to the project.
While Stoller has recently been known for adult films like “Neighbors” and “Get Him To The Greek,” his filmography also includes family titles like “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” and the 2011 reboot of “The Muppets.” Production is currently underway for “Night School,” a comedy he wrote that stars Kevin Hart and is being directed by Malcolm D. Lee (“Girls Trip”).
Stoller is repped by UTA and Ziffren Brittenham.