Monday, September 24, 2018

'Dora The Explorer' Comes to Life! First Photos from the Set of Paramount's New Movie!

Dora The Explorer comes to life! Child star Madelyn Miranda and teen star Isabela Moner arrive on set of the live action remake as filming begins in Australia!

Actress Isabela Moner, 17, was pictured arriving on set of the upcoming Dora The Explorer film in Queensland's Gold Coast on Wednesday 19th September 2018.

In the first photos emerge of the Paramount Players production, Isabela - who is best known for her role in 100 Things to Do Before High School, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Transformers: The Last Knight and Sicario: Day of the Soldado - appeared to be rehearsing lines for the new flick.

On-set images also revealed the live-action adaptation of the Nickelodeon cartoon has required the construction of a large stilt house with a thatched roof.

Isabela, who plays a slighter older version of Dora than fans will remember from Nickelodeon's beloved animated preschool series, wore a striped shirt and styled her hair into a ponytail.

The movie will tell the story of Dora, a girl who has spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, but now must navigate her most dangerous adventure yet: high school. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego, and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost Inca civilization.

Also pictured on set was child actress Madelyn Miranda, who plays young Dora in the movie. The young actor was dressed as Dora the Explorer, wearing a pink T-shirt, orange shorts and white sneakers, a look fans will recognise from the TV series, and was accompanied by a member of the film crew.

Production commenced on the Gold Coast of Australia in August 2018, with scenes being filmed at an impressive, custom-built stilt house.

Dora The Explorer is scheduled for release in August 2019 and is being directed by James Bobin (The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted, Flight of the Conchords).

In an statement released in May, Lee Rosenthal, President of Physical Production for Paramount Pictures, shared his enthusiasm for bringing the production to Australia.

'We could not be more thrilled to be bringing Dora to Queensland and to be able to deliver Queensland for our film. In Queensland, we are able to get outstanding crew, stages and a variety of jungle topography and city backdrops in essentially one place,' he said.

The movie will also star Eva Longoria and Australian actress Madeleine Madden as Dora's mother and Sammy, the snooty class president at Dora's school, respectively.

It marks Madeleine's first Hollywood role since her celebrated performance in Foxtel's mini series Picnic At Hanging Rock.

The 21-year-old granddaughter of indigenous activist Charles Perkins will take on the role of Dora's friend Sammy, who she meets in high school.

Madeleine spoke of her rising status in an interview with JONES magazine earlier this year.

The actor revealed that her diverse background helped her deal with setbacks in the acting industry. '[The rejection] is something you learn along the way,' she said.

'But my family are all in the arts, so they understand the competitive nature of it, the big wins and big losses. But it is really important in this industry to have good people in your life.'

Premiere date: Dora The Explorer is scheduled for release in August 2019.

Check out more pics from the set of Paramount's live-action Dora The Explorer movie below, via the Daily Mail Online!

Highly-anticipated: Dora is slated for release in August 2019 and will be directed by James Bobin. Pictured are members of the security crew

Based on Nickelodeon's iconic preschool series of the same name, Dora the Explorer will star Isabela Moner as the titular heroine, Eva Longoria and Michael Peña, who play the parents of the titular character; Eugenio Derbez (Overboard, Instructions Not Included; How to Be A Latin Lover), who plays Alejandro, a mysterious jungle inhabitant who tries to protect the teenagers from the marauders; big screen newcomer Micke Moreno (Escobar: Paradise Lost), in the role of cousin Diego; Nicholas Coombe (Spy Kids: Mission Control, Midnight Sun) as Randy, a fellow high schooler who develops an immediate crush on Dora; Madeleine Madden (Picnic at Hanging Rock, Tidelands) as the school’s snooty class president, Sammy; and Academy Award nominee Adriana Barraza (Babel, Amores Perros, Thor, The 33) as Dora’s grandma, Abuelita Valerie, Temuera Morrison (Green Lantern, Moana), who will play the role of Powell; and Madelyn Miranda as Young Dora.

Dora the Explorer is produced by Christopher Robin producer Kristin Burr, who is joined by longtime Bobin associate, executive producer John G. Scotti (The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted, Alice Through the Looking Glass) as well as executive producers Julia Pistor (The Spiderwick Chronicles, A Series of Unfortunate Events) and Eugenio Derbez.

The movie is being produced by Paramount Players, which has a mandate to leverage Viacom-owned properties for the big screen treatment. The studio is also developing a feature adaptation of the beloved Nick series Are You Afraid of the Dark? and a CG-animated/live-action hybrid Rugrats movie.

More Nick: First Look at Isabela Moner in Paramount's 'Dora the Explorer' Movie!
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