So what’s the sitch?
Disney Channel just announced a live-action film remake of its extremely popular 2000s series Kim Possible.
A script is moving forward from the show’s original creators Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley, as well as Josh Cagan (The DUFF). Executive producers on the project are McCorkle, Schooley, and Zanne Devine (I, Tonya). Casting is currently in motion. The film will be co-directed and co-produced by Adam B. Stein (On the Lot).
“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,” said Adam Bonnett, Executive Vice President of Original Programming at Disney Channels Worldwide. “Although Kim Possible ‘can do anything,’ kids and tweens found that this animated redhead was just like them. As we embark on the fun challenge of making Kim and Ron fully dimensional, I’m thrilled to be working again with Mark and Bob and to welcome the addition of a dynamic creative team— Josh, Zanne, Adam and Zach—into a world where anything is indeed possible.”
The animated show initially aired 2002-2007 and spawned two made-for-TV animated films and a theme park scavenger hunt adventure at Epcot. To this day, many grown-up children of the 2000s have Kim’s famous “do-do-DO-do” as their phone notification tone. The show starred Christy Carlson Romano as Kim Possible and Will Friedle as Ron Stoppable, both alumni of Disney programs Even Stevens and Boy Meets World, respectively.
The film will release on the airwaves as a Disney Channel Original Movie, a brand dating back to 1997 and including such network hits as Halloweentown, High School Musical, and Descendants.
Kim Possible follows the trend of recent revivals and remakes. Current Disney programming includes Disney Channel’s Raven’s Home, a sequel to the 2000s series That’s So Raven, and Disney XD’s DuckTales, a reboot of late-’80s show of the same name. Then, of course, there’s the ongoing list of theatrical remakes of classic Disney films, like the upcoming Mulan, Aladdin, and The Lion King.
A release date has not yet been announced.
Will you watch this Kim Possible movie? What other Disney Channel show would you love to see revived?
Edited by: Kelly Conley