The animated Disney classic Dumbo is to get the remake treatment in a live action, part CGI, flick to be directed by none other than Tim Burton.

Burton is coming off of Big Eyes, which was expected to be an awards season favourite but bombed. But at least he was doing something different, right? RIGHT?

Ehren Kruger, who wrote Scream 3 and Transformers has penned the script and will also produce.

Disney have the extremely well reviewed live action Cinderella awaiting release, while Emma Watson will headline the Beauty and the Beast remake which is about about to start lensing with Dan Stevens and Luke Evans. 

What odds would you get on Johnny Depp being Dumbo? The mad quirky swine.