Lilo & Stitch Live Action-Remake: Everything We Know So Far

This is a live-update article and it will be updated as new details about Lilo & Stitch Live-Action Remake come our way. This is what we know so far.

Lilo & Stitch Live Action-Remake

The strange world of Disney's Lilo & Stitch is set to make a grand return in the form of a live-action remake. In this article, we will explore the latest updates on the much-anticipated project, covering everything from controversies surrounding the cast to potential release dates and more.

Lilo & Stitch Live-Action Remake Confirmed

Despite facing delays caused by the Hollywood strikes of 2023, a recent on-set video from Hawaii confirms that production for the Lilo & Stitch live-action remake is back on track.

The lovable duo of Lilo and Stitch is officially set to grace the big screen once again. With a nod to the trend of Disney's live-action adaptations, the movie is scheduled to debut directly on Disney+—following in the footsteps of Lady and the Tramp and Peter Pan & Wendy. Directed by Dean Fleischer Camp, the screenplay is crafted by Chris Kekaniokalani and Mike Van Waes.

Lilo & Stitch Live-Action Remake Cast:

The cast of the Lilo & Stitch live-action remake has not been without its share of controversies. Kahiau Machado's initial casting as David Kawena faced a recast after a revelation about the use of a racial slur, with Kaipo Dudoit taking on the role. Sydney Agudong's portrayal of Nani Pelekai stirred backlash, accusing the production of colorism, yet she retains the role. Meanwhile, Chris Sanders returns to voice the iconic Stitch, and Maia Kealoha steps into the pivotal role of Lilo Pelekai.

Confirmed Cast:

- Maia Kealoha as Lilo Pelekai

- Sydney Agudong as Nani Pelekai

- Kaipo Dudoit as David Kawena

- Chris Sanders as Stitch

- Zach Galifianakis as Dr. Jumba Jookiba

- Billy Magnussen as Agent Pleakley

- Tia Carrere as Mrs. Kekoa

- Courtney B. Vance as Cobra Bubbles

- Amy Hill as Tūtū

- Jason Scott Lee as Luau Manager

Lilo & Stitch Live-Action Remake Story Details

Staying true to the heart of the original, the Lilo & Stitch live-action remake will focus on Stitch's initial chaos, pursued by government agents and extraterrestrial creatures. The storyline mirrors the animated classic, where Stitch's encounter with young Lilo transforms him into a friendlier being with a newfound purpose. While incorporating elements from the original, the remake may introduce fresh plot points from direct-to-DVD movies and TV shows.

The remake opens doors for exploring uncharted territories in the Lilo & Stitch lore. Long-standing questions about Lilo and Nani's parents may finally find answers, and the introduction of characters like Stitch's cousin, Experiment 221 (Sparky), as seen in Stitch! 

When Can We Expect the Lilo & Stitch Live-Action Remake?

There is no official information on the remake's release date but since production is currently underway we can expect a release date sometime in late 2024 or early 2025. We will keep an eye on any new details and update this space.