'Lilo and Stitch' Live-Action Remake Coming from Disney

Daveigh Chase and Chris Sanders in Lilo & Stitch

'Lilo & Stitch' Live-Action Remake in the Works

Lilo & Stitch is only the latest in a long line of Disney animated movies that are getting the live-action treatment. But the company's next one will go back a mere 16 years: The Hollywood Reporter has revealed it's Lilo & Stitch, the 2002 favorite about a Hawaiian girl and her friendship with a wacky, vaguely dog-like alien who likes to destroy things and can also be used as a stereo receiver.

I guess sooner or later, every animated Disney film will have a live-action remake.

Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich of Rideback are producing the remake with Mike Van Waes hired to write the script. Rideback's Ryan Halprin is co-producing. He penned the script for The Crooked Man, a spinoff of The Conjuring that is now in development. Lin and Eirich are no strangers to Disney or live-action adaptations having already shepherded the live-action remake of Aladdin into production. He also wrote Not in Kansas, which is a horror movie take on The Wizard of Oz now in development at New Line. The 2002 animated comedy centered on a young Hawaiian girl named Lilo who befriends a tiny blue alien named Stitch. It also spawned several direct to home video sequels, such as Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch, Stitch! For example, they're doing a new adaptation of Lady and the Tramp, but that will land on Disney's upcoming streaming service.

As of right now, there is no director attached to the Lilo & Stitch remake.

Lin and Eirich are the same team now working on the live-action remake of Aladdin, scheduled to be released in May 2019.

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