Following on from a successful run of animation-to-live-action remakes, Disney is set to remake another one of its Animated Classics – Lilo & Stitch (2002).

The movie – about a genetically created alien who befriends a little girl – is being given the live-action makeover courtesy of Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, the team behind the forthcoming Aladdin remake. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mike Van Waes is working on the script.

No details have been given as to when this project will arrive – it may be a big screen production, it may be intended for Disney Play. The movie is expected to utilise CGI to create Stitch.

On board?

Lilo & Stitch is the latest in a long line of live-action remakes of Walt Disney Animated Classics which includes: Alice in Wonderland (2010), Cinderella (2015), The Jungle Book (2016) and Beauty & the Beast (2017), as well as forthcoming films, Dumbo (2019), Lion King (2019), Aladdin (2019) and Mulan (2020). Personally I’ve been a fan of most of the films released so far (I didn’t like Alice), so I’m fine with Lilo & Stitch getting a reworking – heck, it might make people revisit the original which is a SUPERB Disney movie.

More details as they emerge.