According to moviewebupdate , Chris Sanders is currently in the final stages of negotiations to voice the character of Stitch in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of Lilo & Stitch. Tia Carrere, who originally voiced Nani in the first film, will also star in the new adaptation as Mrs. Kekoa, a newly-created character, while Amy Hill will play a new role named Tūtū.
Sanders, who co-wrote and directed the original animated feature with Dean DeBlois, previously voiced Stitch in the 2002 film and in the subsequent Lilo & Stitch: The Series (2003-2006). Despite rumors of his return, Sanders had not been officially approached by the studio until now.
The new film will feature Maia Kealoha as Lilo, Sydney Elizabeth Agudong as Nani, and Kaipot Dudoit as David Kawena, who was recast after previous social media posts using racial slurs were uncovered during Disney’s vetting process. Zach Galifianakis, Billy Magnussen, and Courtney B. Vance are also set to star as Jumba, Pleakley, and Cobra Bubbles, respectively.
Directed by Dean Fleischer Camp and produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich of Rideback, the remake is currently in production in Hawaii. The story follows the relationship between Lilo, a lonely human girl, and Stitch, a genetically engineered alien designed for destruction, as they navigate social workers and pursuing aliens while forming a strong bond of family.
The original Lilo & Stitch was released in 2002 and grossed over $273 million worldwide on an $80 million budget. It was also nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards.