Inspector Gadget is heading back to the big screen. Disney has ordered a live-action Inspector Gadget movie by Aladdin producers Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, with Saturday Night Live writers Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell penning the script.
Get Smart actor Don Adams voiced the titular police inspector in the 1980s animated series. David Kellogg directed the first live-action adaptation back in 1999, with the film starring Matthew Broderick as Inspector Gadget and Rupert Everett as the villainous Claw. It was then followed by a 2013 direct-to-video sequel. The Matthew Broderick film would underperform with audiences, only grossing $135 million worldwide.
Inspector Gadget joins other Disney remakes of animated classics currently in various stages of production, including Mulan, Lady and the Tramp, Cruella, Little Mermaid and Lilo & Stitch.
Netflix released a CGI Inspector Gadget series back in 2015, where Inspector Gadget (Ivan Sherry) is called back to duty by Chief Quimby (Derek McGrath) when Gadget's nemesis, Dr. Claw (Martin Roach), returns to wreak havoc. With a new theme song and look, Gadget, Penny (Tara Strong) and Brain (Scott McCord) must put a stop to Claw's dastardly plans.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
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