Disney is giving one of their most popular cartoons the live-action treatment. Earlier this week, Disney announced that a live-action version of Kim Possible was in the works, and they are currently casting for the role of Kim. So, what’s the sitch?
At the moment, Disney is remaining pretty tight-lipped about the project. A storyline hasn’t been released and there are no actors officially attached to the project yet (although Twitter has exploded with suggestions). However, Kim Possible’s original creators, Mark McCorkle, Robert Schooley and Josh Cagan, are set to write the script and act as executive producers on the project. Adam B. Stein and Zach Lipovsky are set to co-direct the live-action remake. Unfortunately, a release date has yet to be announced.
Kim Possible, for those who may not know, was a Disney Channel cartoon that ran for 87 episodes. From 2002 to 2007, Kim Possible was a high school student by day and a secret agent by night. With her best friend, Ron Stoppable, and his naked mole rat, Rufus, they saved the world from villains like Shego, Dr. Drakken, and Monkey Fist. The smash-hit cartoon has received two films in the past: Kim Possible: A Stitch in Time (2003) and Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama (2005).
In a statement released by Disney, Adam Bonnett, executive vice president of original programming for Disney Channels Worldwide, commented on Kim:
Mark and Bob created an enduring character and kids all over the world found a friend in her, an average girl who just happens to spend her off-school hours thwarting evil villains. Although Kim Possible ‘can do anything,’ kids and tweens found that this animated redhead was just like them…We embark on the fun challenge of making Kim and Ron fully dimensional.
Call and beep all of your friends to let them know that there is more Kim Possible in the future! Until then, keep an eye on The Nerd Stash for all of your nerdy news and needs.