Disney’s latest remake is taking a big step forward as a freshman Lilo and Stitch Lilo showed his live stream. The 2002 animated film Lilo Pelekai centers around a Hawaiian girl who, after the death of her parents, is kidnapped by her sister Nani, who takes in an alien experience called Stitch and discovers that he is being hunted by the Galactic Federation. Co-written and co-directed with Kelajak How to train your dragon duo Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, Lilo and Stitch It was a modest box office success at the time of its release, but was a critical hit.

The Hollywood Reporter reported that Disney’s Lilo and Stitch the remake found its live-action Lilo. The film follows a Hawaiian girl who takes in newcomer Maya Kealoha as a pet and tries to protect him from extraterrestrial threats. At the time of writing, Disney declined to comment on the casting news, which was first reported Knight Edge Media.

Everything We Know About the Live-Action Lilo & Stitch Remake

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A live action Lilo and Stitch processing Five years in development, Disney was the first to collaborate Aladdin producers Dan Lynn and Jonathan Eirich and Mike Van Vees are attached to write. Crazy rich Asians director John M. Chu was in talks to direct the project, but he later left for undisclosed reasons and was replaced by another. Marcel shell with shoes Dean Fleischer Camp is directing, with Chris Kekaniokalani Bright currently writing the screenplay.

Kealoha marks the second act to join the live roster Lilo and Stitch remake after the two-time Emmy winner Starring Zach Galifianakis this past february. According to some reports, his role is being kept under wraps for now the Hangover The star appears in the film as Galactic Federation agent Pleakley, previously played by comedian Kevin McDonald in the original film.

While no other stars have been set for the film, Stitch has previously confirmed that it is in live action. Lilo and Stitch the remake will be a CGI creation, marking Kealoha’s casting as a major step forward for the project. Considering that almost a year has passed Fleischer Camp was hired for the first time, more casting updates and a shooting start date will be announced in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, viewers can watch the original again Lilo and Stitch now streaming on Disney+.

Sources: THR/Knight Edge Media