A new live-action remake of 2002 animated movie, Lilo & Stitch is going to come from Disney, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The original animated feature followed a young Hawaiian girl, Lilo who adopts a new pet after the loss of her parents. Later, it turns out her new dog, Stitch, is actually an alien experiment from another planet.
The new movie will be produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich with Mike Van Waes penning the script. The producer duo are already known in the Disney halls as they are working on the high-profile live-action remake of Aladdin.
Though not a massive success by modern box-office standards, the well-regarded movie was a bright spot in a down period of Disney’s animation history and launched several direct-to-video sequels and a number of television series.
This will be another of many animated films Disney has decided to remake into a live-action movies, such as Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and The Jungle Book. Live-action adaptations of The Lion King and Mulan are still in the works.
Though it is unclear whether the new project will be a live-action/CG hybrid, the movie is slated to release either in theaters or on Disney’s streaming service that is set to launch in 2019.