A few years ago it was reported that Walt Disney Studios was working on a live-action/CGI adaptation of the popular 90’s cartoon Chip N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers. Well, now the studio has finally found its director.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Akiva Schaffer of Lonely Island has closed a deal to helm Disney’s live-action/CGI hybrid of Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers. David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman who produced The Muppets and Beauty and the Beast are producing the project.
Currently it is unclear if the project will be heading to Disney+ or for a theatrical release. Dan Gregor and Doug Mand wrote the script which is currently being described as self-referential.
Chip ‘n Dale have been around since 1943. Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers ran for three seasons. The show was about Chip ‘n Dale running a detective agency.
Akiva Schaffer is a part of Lonely Island. The group along with Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone. Where they made classic digital shorts for Saturday Night Live. Schaffer also directed Hot Rod, MacGruber, and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter