It was threatened a while back, and now it looks like Disney are set to make good on their promise of a live action take on Lilo & Stitch.

The 2002 animated feature is a slice of brilliance, so we guess it was only a matter of time.

Anyway, while there’s no casting news yet, the project does now have a director, according to THR. They’re reporting that Jon M. Chu, he who gave us the splendid movie adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians, is in talks to direct.

What else can we say but punch buggy blue?!

Lilo & Stitch at JB Hi-Fi.