It can feel at times like there are no original ideas anymore, and Disney fans have had a slew of live-action remakes over the years: Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin, Mulan, and Dumbo, with a Little Mermaid one on the way too.
It’s been confirmed that a Lilo & Stitch live action is coming, with Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu in talks to direct.
There are very few details to go on right now.
It’s believed that nobody has been cast yet, no screenwriter has signed on yet either so it’s still very early days.
Fans will be wondering whether the latest film will be released in the cinema or heading straight to Disney+ like Mulan did.
The only other confirmed details have come from Variety, saying Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich of Rideback will produce the remake. That’s the company that produced 2019’s Aladdin, and Ryan Halprin will serve as executive producer.
The animated fan-favourite came out in 2002, and tells the story of six-year-old Lilo who lives with her older sister Nani. Their parents passed away in a car accident, and the film shows the trials and tribulations of 19-year-old Nani trying to raise feisty Lilo.
Things are complicated when Lilo finds an adorable blue ‘dog’ that she adopts, but turns out to be Experiment 626 from space, but Lilo names him Stitch.
Despite the chaos at times, Lilo & Stitch form a bond, with the Hawaiian idea of “ohana”, or family.
The film was incredibly popular and created several spin-off versions: Stich: The Movie, Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch and Leroy & Stitch. There was also TV show, Lilo & Stitch: The Series.
Let’s hope the CGI for Stitch isn’t terrible.
Would you watch it or do you wish they’d leave things alone?
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