Dean Fleischer-Camp will direct the live-action film Lilo & Stitch

Walt Disney Pictures haven’t run out of all the animated images for the remake yet. Deadline reports that a live-action remake of Lilo & Stitch go ahead. Additionally, director Dean Fleischer-Camp has signed on to direct the film. Fleischer-Camp is best known for directing A24’s animated film, Marcel the Shell with shoes onbased on the animated shorts the director created on YouTube over a decade ago.

Lilo & Stitch is one of the latest Disney films to land a live-action remake. The original film was released in 2002, starring Chris Sanders as the voice of Experiment 626, an artificially created creature who was sentenced to death. After hiding on Earth and posing as a dog, 626 is adopted by a young girl named Lilo Pelekai (Daveigh Chase), who renames him Stitch. While living with Lilo and her older sister Nani (Tia Carrere), Stitch comes to appreciate their concept of family. However, Stitch still has to dodge aliens sent by the Galactic Federation to destroy him.

The film’s success led to two direct-to-video sequels, including Sting! The filmbefore turning into a Lilo & Stitch Cartoon.

Disney began work on the live-action remake in 2018, and Jon M. Chu was previously hired to direct the film as a Disney+ Original Film. However, Deadline’s report notes that it’s no longer clear if the film is going straight to Disney+ or if it’ll get a theatrical release. The report also states that Chris Kekaniokalani Bright is in talks to write the script for the film.

This isn’t Disney’s only live-action remake on the horizon. Earlier this summer, Disney tapped Guy Ritchie as an adoptive child Hercules also to live action. Given the studio’s track record, it likely won’t be the last animation-to-live-action remake.

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