Great news, Kim Possible fans! The teenage super-spy is returning to The Disney Channel – in the form of a live-action movie…
We’re big fans of Kim Possible here at Fandom Factory. The animated series about the amazing red-headed heroine and her hapless sidekick Ron Stoppable was the House of Mouse’s most successful animated series back in the day. It ran from 2002 to 2007 and spawned two full-length animated features.
Fans have been clamouring for a comeback ever since and now it has been made official that Disney are working on a live-action movie based on the series. As reported by EW, the casting process is currently underway, with Disney looking for actors to bring Kim, Ron, Wade and the rest of the show’s memorable cast of characters to life.
The Kim Possible movie will be directed by Adam B. Stein and Zach Lipovsky. The script was written by Josh Cagan and KP creators Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooly. Adam Bonnett, executive vice president of original programming for Disney Channels Worldwide, released this official statement:
“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.”
We’re particularly chuffed about this news as we have previously written an article naming Kim Possible as one of the Disney cartoons best fitted for a live-action update. We’re glad the Mouse House paid attention. Now, if they could just give us a six-figure fee as thanks, that would be great…