In 2018, we found out that a live action version of Lilo & Stitch was in the works. The project is now reportedly heading to Disney+.
It had been a while since we heard about this Lilo & Stitch project, even though it seems like news about live action Disney movies have been coming in waves. The live action remake will start filming in fall in Hawaii. It will be given an approximate budget of $60 million, just like the remake of Lady and the Tramp, released on Disney Plus in 2019.
Written and directed by Dean Deblois and Chris Sanders, the original Lilo & Stitch first came out in 2002 and was the 42nd Walt Disney Animated Classic. Chris Sanders was also the voice of Stitch and he is reportedly coming back to voice the blue alien/dog for the live action film.
A brief plot was revealed and shows that this new version will follow the same narrative arc as the 2002 original “The story is about the bond formed between a lonely human girl named Lilo and a dog-like alien named Stitch, who is engineered to be a force of destruction.” The script will be written by Mike Van Waes (who is also working on an untitled Wizard of Oz horror project) and the remake will be produced by Dan Lin (The Lego Movie, Sherlock Holmes, Aladdin-2019)
In 2002, the movie had particularly amused the audience by its groovy soundtrack. The film used five Elvis Presley’ songs, who was the absolute icon of little Lilo. We don’t know if the remake is going to be re using the passion Lilo had for The King, but it sure had something to do with the uniqueness and the humor of the animated feature. Let’s hope they bring the atmosphere on again. The characters of the 2002 film were so popular that the 2002 movie led to a sequel called Stitch: The Movie (which was the pilot of the TV show Lilo and Stitch: The Series). Another sequel Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has A Glitch was released in 2005.
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