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Tim Burton to direct new "Dumbo" live-action remake

He's already tackled "Batman" and "Alice in Wonderland" -- and now Tim Burton is taking on "Dumbo."

The director is set to make a new live-action remake of the film, according to the Wall Street Journal, citing Sean Bailye, Walt Disney Pictures president of production.

The new "Dumbo," which is expected to feature a both computer-generated effects and actors, will star the familiar circus elephant with large ears who learns to fly -- but according to the WSJ, the "story will be broader than the original."

There's no word on when it will be released. Disney's original animated "Dumbo" came out in 1941.

We last saw Burton in the director's chair for "Big Eyes" starring Amy Adams. He's also behind the upcoming "Beetlejuice" sequel.

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