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Lilo and her best extraterrestrial pal Stitch are back for a new live-action feature film at Disney.

The 2002 animated movie from Walt Disney Feature Animation is the latest Disney classic to receive a live-action reboot. Mike Van Waes will pen the new script, and Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich of Rideback, who are currently working on the live-action Aladdin remake, will produce.

The film followed the story of a young Hawaiian girl named Lilo, who adopts a blue dog alien called Stitch, who was created for evil and destruction, and shows the bonds of ohana that can’t be broken.

While the original film wasn’t a massive box office hit initially in 2002, it spawned several direct-to-video sequels and a TV series.

This new Lilo & Stitch joins the growing list of Disney live-action remakes, including Cinderella, Pete’s Dragon, The Jungle Book, and Beauty and the Beast. Upcoming live-action remakes already in the works include Tim Burton’s Dumbo, Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin, Jon Favreau’s The Lion King, Mulan, and Lady & The Tramp in the works for Disney’s streaming service.

h/t: The Hollywood Reporter

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Miranda Siwak

Miranda Siwak

Miranda Siwak is an assistant editor at Adventure Media & Events, where she writes for the Pop Insider and the Toy Insider, and also contributes to The Toy Book. When she’s not covering the latest news and trends, she can usually be found reading a good book, searching for her next DIY project, or keeping up with all of her favorite must-watch TV.