Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Dora and the Lost City of Gold, the live-action film based on Nickelodeon’s long-running animated series, Dora the Explorer. James Bobin (Alice Through the Looking Glass) directs a script by Nicholas Stoller (Night School), with Transformers: The Last Knight star Isabela Moner swinging into the title role.
This actually looks like a ton of fun for any kids out there still just a bit too young for Raiders of the Lost Ark or the Brendan Fraser Mummy movies. Plus, for the parents, Michael Peña is a constant treasure who elevates everything he’s in, and although Boots the monkey doesn’t say anything in the trailer you absolutely must be made aware he will be voiced by Danny Trejo in the film.
Dora and the Lost City of Gold also stars Eva Longoria, Temuera Morrison, and in an inspired bit of casting, Benicio del Toro as the voice of Swiper the thieving fox. Honestly, if we’re not saving the first appearance of Swiper for a dramatic mid-credits scene why are we even doing this? Think like, the chanting from The Dark Knight Rises but it’s “Swiper no Swiping.”
Check out the trailer below. Dora and the Lost City of Gold hits theaters on August 2.
Here is the official synopsis for Dora and the Lost City of Gold:
Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever – High School. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego (Jeffrey Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle inhabitant (Eugenio Derbez), and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents (Eva Longoria, Michael Peña) and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.