“Lilo and Stitch” is Getting a Live-Action Remake at Disney

Lilo and Stitch, Disney’s beloved animated movie from 2002, is getting reimagined as a live-action feature. According to Variety, the studio began working on a live-action/CG hybrid remake of this 2002’s animated adventure with Mike Van Waes (The Crooked Man) writing the script.

Further information about the project remain unknown, and the studio is yet to clarify whether the film will receive a worldwide theatrical release, or it will be available through Disney’s streaming service which will launch in 2019.

This Lilo and Stitch live-action remake represent a continuation of Disney’s efforts to revisit their animated classics and give them a new look for the modern audience since the studio already release remakes of Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and The Jungle Book. Other Disney classics – Dumbo, Aladdin, The Lion King, and Lady and the Tramp – are all on the way and are set for release in 2019.

Directed by Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders, Lilo and Stitch tells the story of a Hawaiian girl named Lilo who adopts an extraterrestrial creature named Stitch as her pet. The movie ended up becoming both financial and critical success, being nominated for Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. The success of the original inspired several direct-to-video movie sequels as well as three animated television series.