Disney continues to add to its list of live-action remakes, with the latest being Lilo & Stitch. According to reports, the production on the film, which will be produced as a Disney+ original movie is slated to begin in Hawaii this fall.
Mike Van Waes wrote the script for the film, with Aladdin remake producers Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich joining as producers. Zoe Kent and Louie Provost are overseeing the production for Disney. Chris Sanders, co-writer and co-director of the original film with Dean DeBlois is returning to voice Stitch.
The original animated family adventure centers on a troubled human girl named Lilo and a dog-like alien named Stitch, who crash lands near her home in Hawai’i. Despite his cuddly appearance, Stitch has been engineered as a living weapon and is now on the lam as one of the galaxy’s most wanted. But with love, faith and the power of ohana- the Hawai’ian concept of family, Lilo and Stitch form a powerful, transformative bond.
The original 2002 Lilo & Stitch grossed $273.1 million worldwide and ran as a Disney Channel original series, which ran for two seasons (2003-2006); an anime aimed at the Japanese market, Stitch!, which aired three seasons and two post-series specials from 2011 to 2015; and Stitch & Ai for China in 2017. The popular franchise also inspired several video game titles and character appearances.