Robert Downey Jr.’s ‘Doctor Dolittle’ Reboot Getting Major Reshoots From ‘Ninja Turtles’ Director

/Film | 4/15/2019 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle is taking the long way ’round. The Doctor Dolittle reboot starring Robert Downey Jr. has recently undergone major reshoots in a rehaul that was overseen by Jonathan Liebesman, the director behind Wrath of the Titans and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Original director Stephen Gaghan was present during the reshoots with Liebesman, and will remain the credited director.

Jonathan Liebesman was tapped by Universal to slice and dice the current version of The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle and rework the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Liebesman just came off overseeing the additional photography, which lasted 21 days (not including post-production work), based off of new material written by Chris McKay, the director of The Lego Batman Movie. While McKay wasn’t available for the new shoot, he did hand the baton off to Liebesman, who he worked with on Ninja Turtles.

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While reshoots are commonplace for major studio films, the Doctor Dolittle reboot reshoots are significant because of the film’s long delays, after Universal originally set the film’s release date for April 2019. But it seems like The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle will stay in the operating room a little longer, as sources tell THR...
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