Disney has found much success with their live-action remakes over the last few years. Now a more current Disney animated film is getting the live-action treatment. According to THR, A remake to 2002’s Lilo & Stitch is currently in the works at the studio.
The studio has hired up-and-comer Mike Van Waes to pen the script for the remake that will be produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich of Rideback, formerly known as Lin Pictures. The two are already known in the Disney halls as they working on the high-profile live-action remake of Aladdin.
Back in 2015 we hear at TheDisInsider.com had heard rumblings of this.
Hearing a lot of rumors that a live action adaptation of "Lilo & Stitch" is in the works. pic.twitter.com/z7Vudw9EUh
— The DisInsider (@TheDisInsider) July 12, 2015
It is unclear whether the feature project, which is intended to be a live-action/CG hybrid, is intended for theatrical release or for Disney’s streaming service that launches in 2019.
The animated film followed a young girl’s close encounter with the galaxy’s most wanted extraterrestrial. Lilo is a lonely Hawaiian girl who adopts a small ugly “dog,” whom she names Stitch. Stitch would be the perfect pet if he weren’t in reality a genetic experiment who has escaped from an alien planet and crash-landed on Earth. Through her love, faith and unwavering belief in ohana, the Hawaiian concept of family, Lilo helps unlock Stitch’s heart and gives him the ability to care for someone else.