Disney Developing Live-Action Lilo & Stitch Remake

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The live-action remakes of animated Disney classics are continuing and this time, they'll be doing a little "experiment".

Disney has hired Mike Van Waes to write the script for this new film with Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich of Rideback, formerly known as Lin Pictures to produce.

Released in 2002, Lilo & Stitch followed the growing bond between a lonely Hawaiian girl named Lilo and a four-armed alien named Stitch, who was engineered as an agent of destruction but whom Lilo treats as a pet dog.

Another day, another Disney animated film gets the live-action treatment. Waes also penned The Crooked Man, a spin-off set within The Conjuring universe based on the creepy character introduced in The Conjuring 2.

The original Lilo & Stitch was a big comeback for the company back in 2002, coming off the heels of the disastrous Treasure Planet. It grossed a respectable $273 million at the worldwide box office. THR simply says the film is "intended for theatrical release or for Disney's streaming service that launches in 2019", so things could go either way here. Hang in there! The Hollywood Reporter broke the news about the Lilo and Stitch live-action remake, and it's not clear where it's headed - theaters or streaming. This time, it's Lilo & Stitch that'll make the jump. Along with "Aladdin", upcoming remakes include "Dumbo" and "The Lion King". We always love hearing from you.

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