Lonely Island member and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping co-director Akiva Schaffer has signed on to helm Disney’s Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers movie, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed.
The live-action/CG-animated hybrid film will reimagine the classic 1989 animated series Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, which saw the long-running Disney characters starting their own detective agency for animal clients.
According to THR’s report, the film “will not be an origin story nor detective agency story [but is instead] being described as being meta, something self-referential and cool.”
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers is being produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman (The Muppets, Beauty and the Beast), and at this point it appears to be undecided whether the plan is to produce the film for theatrical release or as a Disney+ streaming service exclusive.
via Flickering Myth