Perhaps the director has been found for the live remake of Disney’s Lilo & Stich, a project still alive despite the logistical difficulties of this period.
Just two years ago it was revealed that the Disney had set up a remake di Lilo & Stitch “from life”, and today we learn that the project is still standing, despite the thousand logistical difficulties of this period: the novelty is the name of the possible director, that is Jon M. Chu, already behind Now You See Me 2 and Crazy & Rich (a much better known comedy in the States than here). We used quotation marks referring to nature live action of the remake, because we imagine that Stitch, Jumba, Pleakley e Gantu would be made in animation CGI, with settings and actors in flesh and blood to constitute the actual part “from life”.
For the remake of Lilo & Stitch it would always be based on the first draft of the screenplay by Mike Van Waes dating back to a couple of years ago, but the script should now be revisited by Chu himself, who at the same time is already working on the tv series based on Willow and intended for Disney+, the service of streaming company owner. Speaking of Disney +, it is not even excluded that the new Lilo & Stitch can arrive directly there, but according to the recently announced strategy of the major, it is not essential to decide the destination of a product immediately, reserving later to channel it in the distribution in the room or on the contrary to upload it online on the platform. Of course, Disney + debuted in March by presenting in the offer already the remake of Lady & the Tramp.
The original 2002 Lilo & Stitch set the stage, referring to the box office, on the tradition of Disney’s freehand animation, with a gross of 273 million dollars for an 80 cost, giving rise to TV series, specials and sequels for the home video.