The upcoming live-action Lilo & Stitch is soon to go underway. As revealed by The DisInsider, it appears filming is going to start in the fall and will take place in Hawaii. According to their report, it will join Lady and the Tramp as a Disney+-ready live-action adaptation.
Originally, the adaptation was revealed by THR back in October 2018. After that, it fell silent and only murmurs from fans remained.
Mike Van Waes has penned the script, which holds some oddity to it as his other two projects are both horrors. Then again… have you seen Stitch? Sure, he’s fluffy when animated but will it translate to CGI? Nevertheless, he’s penned The Crooked Man and an untitled Wizard of the Oz horror project.
Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich have made their triumphant return to produce the adaptation as they come off their high of 2019’s Aladdin remake. They’re also in the process of producing the Disney+ original Inspector Gadget film.
Zoe Kent and Louie Provost are also tied to the project as they oversee the film’s production. A search for the director for the Lilo & Stitch live-action adaptation is on the way.
Reportedly, the film will keep true to the animated original’s story. Originally released in 2002, Lilo & Stitch followed a bizarre and lonely Hawaiian girl named Lilo as she lives with her older sister and guardian, Nani. Meanwhile, in space, a dangerous creature labeled by most as Experiment 626 escapes its prison and finds itself on the island of Kauai.
The two cross paths as Lilo picks him out, mistaking him for a dog. While together, after some bonding, they learn exactly what ohana means.
No release date for the Lilo & Stitch adaptation has been revealed.