Disney's Kim Possible is making a return, but this time she's got the big screen in her sights.
Disney is developing a live-action version of the popular animated hero, and casting has already started. 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 (via Variety).
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.
“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, original programming for 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
Kim Possible follows the adventures of a high school girl who doubles as a hero 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.
There's no release date for the Kim Possible live-action film at the moment.