Walt Disney Studios is tackling Inspector Gadget again, as the studio is actively developing a live-action film tentatively titled Gadget.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell, best known as writers on Saturday Night Live, and are currently writing the Home Alone reboot for Disney+ are set to pen the script. Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, who produced the billion dollar-grossing live-action Aladdin remake, are producing Gadget via their Rideback banner.
Inspector Gadget is a Canadian-American media franchise that began in 1983 with the animated television series with Get Smart star Don Adams as the voice of Gadget.
The series followed the adventures of a powerful but dimwitted cyborg police inspector named Gadget as he investigates the criminal schemes of Dr. Claw and his organization, MAD, as they fruitlessly attempt to stop him. However, neither side is aware that it is Gadget’s niece, Penny, and her dog, Brain, who are truly responsible for thwarting MAD.
Since the original series, there have been many spin-offs based on the show, including additional animated series, video games, and films.
In 1999, Disney released a live-action Inspector Gadget film with Matthew Broderick as the titular character and Rupert Everett played his longtime archnemesis Claw. The film grossed $134 million at the global box office and would spawn a direct to video sequel in 2003 with French Stewart taking over the role of Gadget.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter