Disney has begun working on a live-action remake of the semi-popular animated film "Lilo & Stitch." The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that both Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich have begun working on the project.

Similar to the upcoming Aladdin remake, the film will be a blend of live-action and CG. Mike Van Waes will be the screenwriter for the film, which is being produced by Lin and Eirich. Ryan Halprin is co-producing the live-action remake. The original animated film was written and directed by Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders, who has gained recognition for their work on the "How to Train Your Dragon" series.

"Lilo and Stich" while not a hit became a cult-favorite

The original story revolved around a lonely Hawaiian girl named Lilo who bonded with a dog-like alien named Stitch, who was created for destruction. Lilo and Stitch had to evade aliens, social workers while becoming a family.

While the film did not become a major box-office success, the film was a major success for Disney animation and led to the creation of several direct-to-video sequels and even several television shows. The original film's voice cast included Daveigh Chase, Tia Carrere, David Ogden Stiers, Kevin McDonald, Ving Rhames, Jason Scott Lee, and Kevin Michael Richardson. It received an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature.

Disney continues to produce live-action remakes

Disney's announcement of a "Lilo & Stitch" remake is just the latest in a string of animated films becoming live-action films. Previous remakes of this sort include "Cinderella," "The Jungle Book," "Beauty and the Beast," and "Pete's Dragon." Upcoming films include "Dumbo," "The Lion King," and "Aladdin."

IGN reports that Van Waes is best known for writing horror.

His credits include "The Crooked Man" and currently wrote the scripts for a spinoff of "The Conjuring" and "Not in Kansas," which is a horror movie take on The Wizard of Oz.

Disney has not announced whether this film will be released in theaters or if it will just be released on their upcoming streaming service, which will launch in 2019.

The streaming service is already releasing a live-action version of "Lady & The Tramp," with Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux to star.

Fans are unsure how this movie will be received as a live-action film. Some fans have taken to social media wondering whether they will keep the Elvis music, which was used throughout the original film.