Disney working on Lilo and Stitch live-action remake
Disney are working on a live-action remake of 'Lilo & Stitch'.
The 2002 animated feature - which follows the story of a lonely Hawaiian girl named Lilo who befriends an alien named Stitch after finding him in a pet store - is set to become the next movie in Disney's line of live-action remakes, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Disney have reportedly hired rising star writer Mike Van Waes to pen the script for the feature, which will be produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich of Rideback, who are already working on the live-action remake of 'Aladdin'.
The original film was written and directed by Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders, who later found acclaim with 'How to Train Your Dragon'.
'Lilo & Stitch' starred the voice as Daveigh Chase as the eccentric young Lilo, whose parents died in a car accident leaving her stressed out older sister Nani (voiced by Tia Carrere) to look after her.
Lilo stumbles across Stitch (voiced by Chris Sanders) in a pet store and decides to adopt him, not realising her new pet "dog" is actually an illegal genetic experiment known as Experiment 626, who has the ability to unleash untold chaos.
The pair form an unlikely friendship, and work together to save Stitch from being taken back to his alien planet and destroyed, whilst also teaching him the value of family.
As of the time of writing, no casting announcements have been made for the live-action remake, however it has been revealed the film will feature CGI technology to create the titular blue koala-like alien.
Fans of the feature are hoping Auli'i Cravalho - who voiced Moana in the eponymously titled animated film released in 2016 - will be cast in the lead role.
'Lilo & Stitch' is the latest Disney animation to get the live-action treatment following the success of movies including 'Cinderella' and 'Beauty and the Beast'.
'Aladdin', 'Dumbo', and 'The Lion King' are also getting live-action remakes.