Michael Bay is producing a live-action Dora the Explorer movie

The tiny adventurer will be a teenager in the film

Christopher Hooton
Tuesday 24 October 2017 08:33 BST

Michael Bay, best known for making movies where giant robots save the Earth, albeit with a frankly unacceptable amount of collateral damage and uncontrolled explosions, is turning his attention to an adaptation of a children's animation.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bay will produce a big screen version of popular Nickelodeon children's series Dora the Explorer under his Platinum Dunes banner.

It will be live-action and apparently see Dora as a teenager instead of a 7-year-old, as she is in the animated series, the film centering on her moving to the city to live with her cousin Diego.

Unless Bay decides to direct the thing, however, it's unlikely that Dora will come equipped with a jetpack and proton blaster, as the script is currently being worked on by The Muppets scribe Nick Stoller.

The project has been kicking around for some time but is finally expected to be released in 2019.

Dora the Explorer ran for 172 episodes in the US between 2000 and 2014, going on to become a worldwide hit, spawning a ton of merchandise and even stage shows.

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