Disney’s classic Lilo and Stitch is coming to the big screen once again. However, the Hawaiian adventure will now move into real action.
The waves of Hawaii begin to rise, the music of Elvis Presley is heard in every corner and there is still more… Without being something ordinary, the most famous island in the world will have a visit from -literally- from another planet. It’s going to be about a cute little blue alien looking for an ohana, because ohana means family and family never leaves you. Does that story sound familiar to you? Well, it’s because it’s the plot of Lilo y Stitchwhich will return to theaters, but this time in a live-action.
This is one of the most notorious news in the sphere of Disney, but many travas had been found, so no progress had been made. Now, after many years of talks, the lovely narrative of 2002 will feature actresses and actors of flesh and blood to be told. Still without a release date or details of the start of the recordings, the most powerful entertainment company is already presenting news. The first big update is the choice of your protagonist.
The person in charge of interpreting Lilo will be nothing more and nothing less than Maia Kealoha. The little girl will be released on the big screen with this great responsibility. Not only will it be her first job, but it has won the pulse of renowned child stars. Undoubtedly, being able to be in this adaptation of the Disney classic will open many doors in her career.
With this, Kealoha se une a Zach Galifianakis in the cast. The comedian known for titles like All a Childbirth or the Hangover saga in Las Vegas was corroborated in an unknown role. Some suggest that he will give his voice to the scientist Jumba or the villain Gantu. Even given his humorous ability, he could bring Pickle to life. Meanwhile, it is possible that he does the same for Stitch’s little phrases.
Zach Galifianakis will be in Lilo and Stitch
In addition to the participation of the young actress, a large part of the technical team was recently confirmed. The remake is being written by Chris Kekaniokalani Bright, marking his debut as a feature film writer after his short film Tsuru. Dean Fleischer Camp, who recently won widespread acclaim for Marcel the Shell’s Shoes On (an Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature), is set to direct. He steps in for Jon M. Chu, who first joined the project in 2020. Rideback’s Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich serve as producers, with Ryan Halprin serving as executive producer.
The synopsis was advanced by Collider. Based on the 2002 animated film, Lilo & Stitch centers on Lilo Pelekai, a young Hawaiian girl raised by her sister. Nani, 19 years old. Often struggling to fit in with others, Lilo soon finds a kindred spirit when a dog-like alien named Stitch lands on Earth. The two form a quick bond with each other, and Lilo is determined to protect Stitch from other aliens looking to harm him. Meanwhile, Lilo and Nani must deal with the constantly hanging around social services. Since its release, the film has received three additional sequels and a two-season television series.
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