Listen up boys and girls, because we’re getting a Dora the Explorer movie.
The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which reports Paramount was previously developing a Dora the Explorer movie with writer Tom Wheeler and producer Mary Parent in 2015. Now, Paramount Players division will bring Nickelodeon’s animated children’s series to the big screen, with writer-director Nick Stoller working on the script.
The Dora the Explorer movie will be *quite* different from the OG cartoon.
Namely, the film will be a live-action adaptation. And it will follow a teenage Dora — she’s seven years old in the series — as she moves to the city to live with her cousin Diego. No word yet on what’s up with Boots, Backpack, or Swiper.
But what is perhaps most unexpected is that Michael Bay is producing.
MICHAEL BAY, PEOPLE. Director of Bad Boys, The Rock, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, Bad Boys II, Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Transformers: The Last Knight, and other fiery fare.
Michael Bay, lover of explosions…
And all-around chaos…
This is the man — along with his Platinum Dunes partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller — intent on bringing sweet, curious, lovable Dora to the big screen.
I mean, good for him for mixing things up, and taking on a project that’s very different than what we’re used to seeing from him? But like, I’m going to need a minute to digest this surprising news.
And so will HelloGiggles’ Entertainment Editor Rachel Paige, who has a lot of love for Dora. And, honestly, probably all of us, right?
* Rachel wants you to know this picture was taken 9 years ago *
The Dora the Explorer adaptation doesn’t have a release date yet, but the studio is apparently looking to release the film in 2019. That’s plenty of time for us to come to terms with the fact that MICHAEL BAY IS PRODUCING A DORA THE EXPLORER MOVIE.