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 The Hollywood Reporter, 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 at the House of Mouse as they working on the highly anticipated live-action remake of Aladdin, which hits theaters next May.
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.