Disney+ just got a little blue alien on their platform. The live-action remake of Lilo & Stitch will be debuting exclusively on the streaming service, per The Disinsider.
Fans are currently living in the golden age of live-action remakes. With films like The Lion King, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book all crushing it at the box office, Disney has no reason to stop their current trajectory. Lilo & Stitch is next on the entertainment juggernaut’s list and it may be a Disney+ exclusive.
The film is set to begin filming in the Fall of 2020 in Hawaii. Mike Van Waes wrote the script for the remake and will be produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, who recently produced the Aladdin remake. No director has been hired yet but Chris Sanders, the original voice of Stitch, is expected to return.
The remake will follow the plot of the original: a young Hawaiian girl, Lilo, adopts an ugly “dog,” Stitch, who is actually a genetic experiment from outer space. The first film came out in the summer of 2002 and has made a lasting impact on pop culture. The film spawned two straight-to-DVD sequels as well as a Disney Channel television show that ran from 2003-2006.
One of the most entertaining parts of the original film was the marketing campaign, where they literally stitched Stitch into classic Disney moments that he would eventually ruin. Here’s hoping Disney decides to recreate that marketing campaign with their live-action counterparts.
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Lilo and Stitch is in development.
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