Contrary to early reports, producer Michael Bay has nothing to do with the upcoming live-action adaptation of the children's favorite Dora the Explorer.
Following the release Monday of the first look at Transformers: The Last Knight star Isabela Moner as the beloved character, a representative for Bay clarified that neither the filmmaker nor his Platinum Dunes production company is involved with the project. From the tone of the tweet, signed by the "webmaster," it's clear that repeated, erroneous reports of Bay's participation have gotten under his skin.
One more time: Bay or Platinum Dunes has nothing to do with the Dora movie. It is being falsely reported in the press. Bay is set to start directing #6underground this week and Platinum Dunes has started developing #AQuietPlace 2. —webmaster pic.twitter.com/8bVYpAsFzZ
— Michael Bay (@michaelbay) August 13, 2018
The mistake can be traced back to October 2017, with the announcement of the live-action film by Entertainment Weekly and other outlets. It's unclear how Bay's name found its way into those early reports, but once there it was repeated again and again.
Directed by James Bobin from a script by by Danielle Sanchez-Witzel, Dora the Explorer stars Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, Micke Moreno, Adriana Barraza and Nicholas Coombe. It will be released Aug. 2, 2019.