If you clicked on this headline thinking “No way, there’s no way this is real,” then believe me, reader, I felt the exact same way. But it looks like we’re both wrong, because according to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney’s next live-action remake is going to be of the cult classic Lilo & Stitch.
Nothing has been greenlit yet, but the order has been given, and it’s rare for such a big project to be announced then cancelled. Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich will produce the film once they are done with the Aladdin live-action film, and newcomer Mike Van Waes to write the script. Of course, there’s no news on a director or cast yet, but it is interesting to see Disney pulling away from its Golden and Renaissance periods in order to connect with a very popular franchise in its pantheon.
For those who have never seen the film, go watch it now. I’ll wait. But also, Lilo & Stitch about an alien experiment who escapes to Earth and is found by a lonely little girl named Lilo. She gives him the name Stitch and she sets about trying to make him a good dog, while dealing with the grief of losing her parents and her sister desperately trying to keep them afloat. Also the FBI and alien governments get involved, making for a riotous and emotional ride.
We’ll keep you updated as we learn more about this film.