Now that Puss In Boots scribe Tom Wheeler has come out of a long stint with DreamWorks Animation, other studios are pouncing. Wheeler has been set by Paramount to write a live-action adaptation of Dora The Explorer, the venerable Nickelodeon animated kiddie series.
At the same time, he’s also been set to write the next draft of Micronauts, a live-action version of the Hasbro science fiction toy line that Paramount and Bad Robot have been working on for some years. Wheeler, repped by WME and Sloan, Offer, has been working with Paramount Animation, and he scripted Vostok, a pitch Paramount bought for Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes.
Mary Parent’s Disruption is leading the effort to turn Dora The Explorer into a potential feature franchise, featuring the resourceful young girl with the backpack and the monkey.