Hot on the heels of Disney’s live-action takes on Aladdin, The Lion King and soon, The Little Mermaid, the studio has announced plans to develop a fleshy – or is that furry? – take on the animated classic The Aristocats. Summer of Soul‘s Questlove, lead singer of The Roots, will direct.
The film, being written by Peter Rabbit‘s Will Gluck and Onward’s Keith Bunin, will be a blend of live action and CGI.
1970’s The Aristocats centers on a family of pampered felines — mother Duchess and her three kittens Berlioz, Marie and Toulouse — who live in Paris and are expecting to soon inherit a massive fortune. But when their owner’s jealous butler learns of their inheritance, he kidnaps the cats, who are forced to team up with a smooth-talking alleycat to reclaim their riches.