Questlove, the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind Summer of Soul, has been appointed to direct Disney’s forthcoming remake of The Aristocats.
Questlove will executive produce and lead music for the project. The upcoming Aristocats movie will feature a mix of live-action and CGI, similar to recent adaptions of animated films, like Space Jam: A New Legacy.
The original film earned $191 million at the box office, which follows a family of soon-to-be-wealthy Parisian felines who must fight for their inheritance from a butler. The screenplay will be done by Peter Pan director Will Gluck and Onward writer Keith Bunin.
The flagship film included a number of original tracks, including “Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat,” written by Floyd Huddleston and Al Rinker.
Disney has given several animated titles live-action makeovers, including The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Mulan. The Little Mermaid and Lilo and Stitch are presently in the works.
Stay tuned for more information on Questlove’s The Artisocats remake regarding casting and release date.