Kim Possible Live-Action Movie Being Developed
Disney is making the animated series into a live-action film!
Live-Action Kim Possible Film In The Works At Disney!
Disney announced today that they are developing a live-action version of the popular animated series Kim Possible! While the series has previously spawned two animated movies (Kim Possible: So The Drama and Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time), this would be the first time in live-action. Casting has already started and the script is being written by Kim Possible creators Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley, who will also serve as executive producers. Josh Cagan will also help on writing duties, and Zanne Devine will join McCorkle and Robert Schooley on executive producing duties. The film will be co-directed and co-produced by Adam B. Stein and Zach Lipovsky.
Adam Bonnett, executive vice president, original programming for Disney Channels Worldwide said, “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. 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.”
Kim Possible follows the adventures of a high school girl who doubles as a super spy saving the world from the likes of Dr. Drakken, Shego, and other villains. Kim's not alone though, and gets help from a team made up of her best friend Ron Stoppable (help may not be the right word though in his case), their pet mole-rat buddy Rufus, and their highly capable webmaster Wade. The series ran from 2002 to 2007 and running for 86 episodes. It starred Christy Carlson Romano (Kim Possible), Will Friedle (Ron Stoppable), Nancy Cartwright (Rufus), Tahj Mowry (Wade Load), John DiMaggio (Dr. Drakken), and Nicole Sullivan (Shego), and there will be plenty of fans who are happy to see the franchise return in a new form.