Live-Action Remake of ‘Lilo & Stitch’ Gets Its Director

    The live-action remake of Disney’s “Lilo & Stitch” has moved forward with the hiring of Dean Fleischer Camp, the filmmaker behind indie film Marcel the Shell With Shoes On, as it’s director.

    Camp will direct the live-action/CG hybrid take on Lilo & Stitch, the 2002 animated movie from Walt Disney Feature Animation. Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich are producing. Ryan Halprin is executive producing. Chris Kekaniokalani Bright is in final negotiations to write the script.

    Lilo & Stitch is tale of a young girl’s close encounter with the galaxy’s most wanted extraterrestrial. Lilo is a lonely Hawaiian girl who adopts a small ugly “dog,” whom she names Stitch. 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.