TheHollywoodReporter has revealed that Disney is now developing a brand new live-action film based on the cartoon series Inspector Gadget, with SNL writers Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell set to pen the script.

Wowsers, Inspector Gadget is making a return. Disney is developing a new live-action take on the 1980s animated series centering on the clumsy cyborg police inspector, hiring Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell, best known as writers on Saturday Night Live, to pen the script.

Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, who produced the billion dollar-grossing live-action Aladdin remake, are producing Gadget via their Rideback banner.

The pair of writers are also working on Disney’s remake of Home Alone for Disney+.

Inspector Gadget is a cartoon series from the 1980s that featured a bumbling cyborg detective (altered with cybernetic enhancements) that is being constantly pursued by Dr. Claw’s terrorist group M.A.D. that are more often thwarted by Gadget’s own niece Penny alongside their dog Brain.

As the show’s title suggests there are plenty of Bond-like gadgets outside of the ones that are placed into the body of the titular character. Gadget’s police car has all sorts of uses/weapons and Penny has her own gadgets including an advanced computer book.

I totally grew up on the Inspector Gadget cartoon but had zero interest in the Matthew Broderick film they made a while back, I’m sure this will appeal to a younger audience and I’m hoping Disney is aiming to make a kid-friendly version of the Bond franchise.

One interesting fan myth about the series is that Dr. Claw is actually the original Inspector and Gadget is actually his robotic replacement.


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