Because nothing is ever off-limits in Hollywood and the powers that be seem incapable of drumming up more than one really, truly original idea a year (La La Land, you're probs it for 2017), we're getting a Doctor Dolittle reboot. Like The Matrix remake that no one really requested or saw coming, this Doctor Dolittle 2.0 sees one of Hollywood's MVP - Robert Downey Jr. - take the reins of the classic kid's book character.
Titled The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, it's being rewritten and directed by the same director as Gold (Stephen Gaghan) and will also be produced by Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum alongside Susan Downey. Originally a children's book series written by Hugh Lofting, the talking animal doctor has been famously brought to life several times in cartoon and human form across both film and TV.
The most memorable roles include Rex Harrison in 1967 and Eddie Murphy in 1998 and 2001 for the sequel. No doubt Robert Downey Jr will bring his signature quirk to the role, but there's no word yet on whether the real attraction: the talking animals will be CGI, real or a mix of both.