Isabela Moner Appears as Dora the Explorer in Film's 1st Pic

Isabela Moner will play a teenage version of Dora the Explorer. More

On Friday, Paramount Pictures released the first look at its live-action "Dora the Explorer" film, produced by Michael Bay.

This is the first official live-action adaptation of the Nickelodeon cartoon... unless you count CollegeHumor's take.

But Moner, who stole the scenes in Transformers: The Last Knight and Sicario: Day of the Soldado, is a promising rising actress who could potentially elevate this movie beyond its bewildering premise.

The image features Moner sporting Dora's classic hairdo, complete with the explorer's trademark pink shirt and orange shorts. The film is a Paramount Players and Nickelodeon production in association with Walden Media.

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Dora the Explorer finds the title character dealing with high school, and leading a new group of friends on an adventure with her sidekick, the monkey Boots, and famed cousin Diego played by newcomer Micke Moreno, Madeleine Madden as Sammy the school's snooty class president, and Oscar nominee Adriana Barraza as Dora's grandma, Abuelita Valerie. Temuera Morrison (Green Lantern) also stars as Powell.

Other casting will be announced at a later time, so maybe Swiper isn't far behind. Meanwhile, James Bobin (The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted) is signed on to direct. Production has already started in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

The big-screen adaptation of the popular animated television series, set to hit theaters next August, ages the titular character up to be a teenager rather than a small kid. Village Roadshow Studios, where the production will headquarter, has been host to several major Hollywood movies in the last few years, including The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Shallows, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok and, most recently, DC's Aquaman.

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