Lilo & Stitch is the latest Disney animated classic to get a live-action remake.
The original film blended family comedy with sci-fi action as it told the story of Lilo, a young orphan living in Hawaii who befriends Stitch, a blue koala-like alien who is genetically engineered to cause chaos and destruction.
Lilo & Stitch became one of Disney’s few animated successes during its 2000s barren patch, making over $273 million globally.
The remake will blend live-action and CGI, with Stitch rendered through the magic of CGI.
Directing it is Dean Fleischer-Camp, whose animation/live-action hybrid, Marcel the Shell With Shoes On, has been recently been warming the cockles of US moviegoers.
Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M Chu was going to direct Lilo & Stitch but had to withdraw he’s busy making the two-part adaptation of musical Wicked.