Warner Bros.-based Alcon Entertainment has set Charles Martin Smith to write and direct A Dolphin's Tale, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
A Dolphin's Tale is inspired by the true story of a dolphin named Winter who was rescued off the Florida coast and taken in by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
The movie version centers on a boy who befriends an injured dolphin who lost her tail in a crab trap. Through their bond and friendship, the boy motivates everyone around him to help save the dolphin by creating a prosthetic appendage to replace the dolphin's tail. The marine mammal's strong survival instincts become an inspiration to people with special needs throughout the world.
No production date has been set.