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Eva Longoria and Michael Pena sign on as Dora The Explorer’s parents in the live-action movie

August 28th, 2018 by Marc Comments

So last week we got our first look at Isabela Moner as the titular character of Dora in the live-action Dora The Explorer movie which is being produced my Michael Bay which you can see at the bottom of the page and now we have a new cool addition to the movie.

The movie is currently in production in Queensland, Australia, with James Bobin directing and has added ant-man star Michael Pena and Desperate Housewives’ Eva Longoria as her parents.

Eugenio Derbez, Micke Moreno, Nicholas Coombe, Madeleine Madden, Adriana Barraza and Temuera Morrison round out the main cast.

The film’s story sees a high school-bound Dora finding herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego and a rag-tag group of teens on a Goonies-esque adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost Inca civilization.

THR reported that “Nick Stoller, writer-director of The Muppets and Neighbors, is scripting the movie which will be produced by Platinum Dunes, the production company run by Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller, is producing.

“Details are being kept under wraps, but the live-action take is said to center on Dora, not as a 7-year-old as on the TV series but now a teenager who moves to the city to live with her cousin Diego.

“No release date has been set, but the studio is is eyeing 2019.”

Source: THR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….