The Hollywood Reporter has reported that the live-action Lilo & Stitch remake has brought on Dean Fleischer-Camp as its director.
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Fleischer-Camp, who most recently directed Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, will helm the film, while Mike Van Waes is set to write the script. Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich of Rideback will produce, and Rideback’s Ryan Halprin is executive producing.
The Lilo & Stitch live-action remake was first put into development in 2018, though it has seemingly seen little movement since then. Originally released in 2002, Lilo & Stitch is Disney’s 42nd animated feature. The film was well-received and has since been a favorite film to many, with Stitch quickly becoming another iconic mascot for Disney.
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“Lilo is a lonely Hawaiian girl who adopts a small ugly ‘dog,’ whom she names Stitch,” reads the original animated film’s synopsis. “Stitch would be the perfect pet if he weren’t in reality a genetic experiment who has escaped from an alien planet and crash-landed on Earth. Through her love, faith, and unwavering belief in ohana, the Hawaiian concept of family, Lilo helps unlock Stitch’s heart and gives him the ability to care for someone else.”