Ahead of the launch of its streaming service next year, Disney is looking to turn yet another of its animated classics into a live-action/CGI hybrid feature. This time it is Lady and the Tramp.
The Tracking Board reports that The LEGO Ninjago Movie director Charlie Bean has sealed a deal to direct a live-action/CGI hybrid adaption of the animated classic, Lady and the Tramp. This marks the third film announced for the streaming service, following the Anna Kendrick-led Noelle, an adaption of the novel Stargirl from director Julia Hart.
Lady and the Tramp, which was released in 1955, told the story of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog named Lady and a streetwise mutt named Tramp. Bean will direct from a script by Andrew Bujalski (Results).
Lady and the Tramp marks the fourth announced project for the yet-named, upcoming Disney streaming service, following the news that The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau will write and produce a Star Wars series for the platform. While it's currently unknown just what other projects Disney has planned for the initial launch, it has been confirmed that the service will receive projects from Marvel, Pixar and, of course, Star Wars franchises.
Despite being planned for a 2019 release, a launch date for the streaming service has yet to be formally announced.