Disney is continuing its popular trend of adapting its classic animated films into live-action films, with Lilo & Stitch the latest project to get the live treatment.
This film has now taken a big step forward by announcing the director of the film. Dean Fleischer Camp, who directed A24’s beloved Marcel the shod shellwas appointed director of Lilo & Stitch.
boobies rich asian and In the heights director Jon M. Chu was originally slated to direct the film, but a deal never materialized.
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While the film is still in the very early stages of making, it’s a big step forward for the adaptation. Meanwhile, writer Chris Kekaniokalani Bright is reportedly in talks to pen the screenplay. There are no actors attached to the project yet, and it hasn’t been confirmed whether or not the film will hit theaters or be a strictly Disney+ release.
Lilo & Stitch follows a young girl and her sister who live in Hawaii and accidentally adopt a blue alien creature as their new pet. Alien hunters are sent to hunt down Stitch as he and Lilo form a special bond that grows into a family. Or, ohana, to be more precise in the cinema.
The 2002 animated feature was written and directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois and was nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar, although it lost to Hayao Miyazaki. Taken away as if by magic.
This remake of Lilo & Stitch will be one of many live-action remakes of Disney classics, with The beauty and the Beast, The jungle Book, The Lion King, Mulane, Cruel, Aladdin and more already published.
Pinocchiostarring Tom Hanks as Geppetto, will be released on Disney+ in September, while Peter Pan and Wendy, The little Mermaid, White as snow and Hercules, among others, are all to come. In total, there are 17 more live-action adaptations in development.
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