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Michael Bay Producing a Live-Action Dora the Explorer Movie

24 October 2017

Dora has found a new place to explore - the big screen.

The fledgling Paramount Players division has hired writer-director Nick Stoller, the writer-director behind films including 'The Muppets and Neighbors, ' has been brought on board to work on the script for the project, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Bay is joined by his Platinum Dunes partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller, who will also produce the movie.

According to THR, the Dora The Explorer movie will indeed be produced by Michael Bay, famous for his adaptations of the Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchises.

It's not easy to see what attracted Michael Bay to the Dora The Explorer project.

Dora the Explorer ran for 172 episodes in the United States between 2000 and 2014, going on to become a worldwide hit, spawning a ton of merchandise and even stage shows. No release date has been set yet, but producers are hoping to debut Dora the Explorer sometime in 2019. The show followed a young American Latina who embarked on various adventures with her monkey companion Boots, facing riddles, puzzles, and characters (like the famous fox Swiper, who had a penchant for theft) along the way.

Bay's presumed desire to constantly surround little Dora with explosions, sports cars, USA flags and bikini models may be somewhat reined in by his not sitting in the director's chair - that will be filled instead by Nicholas Stoller, whose previous films include Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Bad Neighbours. He has Night School, a comedy that he wrote, now filming with Kevin Hart starring.

Michael Bay Producing a Live-Action Dora the Explorer Movie