Disney has had a bit of fun over the last few years, taking their ever-loved animated films and bringing them to life in live-action formats, but it appears there’s still more to go, and the next on the list is Lilo and Stitch.
According to The DisInsider – an online publication dedicated to reporting Disney news – the live-action remake it set to begin production in Hawaii in autumn this year, and has already brought back Chris Sanders to reprise his role as Stitch, (well, the voice of Stitch).
Discussions to recreate the movie in a live-adaptation format have reportedly been taking place since 2018, but it’s finally going ahead – if reports are anything to go by.
It’s not the only reboot that is apparently in production, as Bambi has also been touted to join the success that Lion King had, and there’s also been rumours of a Home Alone reboot. Wow, Disney certainly have got their hands full at the moment!
The 1990 holiday classic featured Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister and was a fun-filled family romp. When Kevin’s family accidentally leave him behind and go on vacation, he’s forced to protect his home from the Wet Bandits — brilliantly played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern.
According to Deadline, the recent acquisition of 20th Century Fox by the House of Mouse has led to a number of franchise reboots. Alongside Night at the Museum and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Home Alone is getting a facelift from Disney. Let’s remember we’ve been here before though.
What’s worse, the ‘new’ Home Alone won’t even get a theatrical release and is instead being farmed out to the upcoming Disney+ service. In 2012, ABC’s direct-to-tv Home Alone: The Holiday Heist represented the very worst the franchise had to offer.
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