Disney Kicks-Off Work On The Live-Action Remake Of ‘Lilo & Stitch’
According to reports, Disney has added yet another high-profile property to its ever-expanding portfolio of live-action remakes of its old classics. The latest movie to join the list is Lilo & Stitch, the 2002 animated adventure science fiction comedy-drama from Walt Disney Feature Animation. Yes, the entertainment behemoth has just decided to give the live-action treatment to the much-loved flick which was also nominated for the 2002 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
While the original film was written and directed by Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders, screenwriter Mike Van Waes has come onboard to write the script for the remake. Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich of Rideback, formerly known as Lin Pictures, have come together to produce the movie. The duo is not new to Disney as they are already working on the hotly anticipated live-action remake of Aladdin, which is set to hit the silver screen on May 24, 2019.
Talking about the storyline of Lilo & Stitch, the Hawaii-based story revolves around a lonely human girl named Lilo and a dog-like alien named Stitch who escapes space-captivity. The new version of the film is going to be a blend of live-action and computer-generated stuff, giving audiences a never-seen-before experience.
Upon its release in 2002, Lilo & Stitch did not yield the kind of box-office success the makers had probably hoped, but it went on to garner a lot of love from the audience later on and spawned a series of direct-to-video sequels as well as many television series. We just hope that the live-action version of the movie does live up to the monetary expectations of its makers.
Meanwhile, Disney is yet to disclose its plans for the release of Lilo & Stitch. The makers have not indicated whether they are planning to give it a standard theatrical release or they will premiere it on their yet-to-be-titled streaming service set to come alive in 2019.