In 2002, Disney Channel debuted Kim Possible, an animated series about a high school girl who saved the world from super villains in her spare time. The series ended in 2007 after 87 episodes and two animated films, leaving scores of fans hoping for its return. Now, a live action film of the series is in development.
The Kim Possible film, which will be a part of the Disney Channel Original Movie franchise, has begun casting for the titular role of Kim, along with her partner/best friend (and eventual boyfriend) Ron Stoppable. Other roles from the show, such as her archnemeses Dr. Drakken and Shego, along with Kim’s family, will likely be cast in the near future.
The film’s script comes courtesy of the show’s creators, Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley. Adam Stein and Zack Lipovsky will serve as co-directors and co-producers on the film.
“Although Kim Possible ‘can do anything,’ kids and tweens found that this animated redhead was just like them,” Disney Channel Worldwide executive VP Adam Bonnett said in a statement. Bonnett said that the process of making Kim and Ron “fully dimensional” has been a fun process, and that he’s thrilled to bring a creative team “into a world where anything is indeed possible.”
No release date has been announced the Kim Possible film, but it will likely arrive in 2019.
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