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Disney's 'Lilo and Stitch' to say 'Aloha' to a live-action remake, reports say

Disney has announced its 2002 movie "Lilo and Stitch" will be remade as a live-action film.
Disney has announced its 2002 movie "Lilo and Stitch" will be remade as a live-action film.
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SALT LAKE CITY ― When it comes to old Disney films getting live-action remakes, it would appear that nobody gets left behind.

The Hollywood Reporter announced exclusively on Wednesday that Disney will be making its animated movie “Lilo and Stitch” into a live-action film. Up-and-comer Mike Van Waes has been hired to pen the script for the remake.

The original film centered around a lonely girl named Lilo, who befriended an alien named Stitch, who proved to be quite the chaotic force.

According to the report, the new movie will be produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, the same duo who are currently working on the live-action remake of "Aladdin."

Reactions to the announcement were mixed on Twitter, though most of the users seemed skeptical of the project. Others disapproved of Disney’s latest trend of turning everything into “live-action," too.

According to Forbes, when “Lilo and Stitch” was first released in the summer of 2002, it earned $145 million domestic and $273 million worldwide, making it one of Disney's most successful animated films of the 2000s.

Since everything is still in the early development stages, the new movie’s release date is unknown.