Lonely Island group member and “Popstar: Never Stop Stopping” co-director Akiva Schaffer has closed a deal to direct the studio’s live-action and CG animated combination take on classic 1989 animated series “Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers” for Disney Studios.
The series saw chipmunk Chip, the brains behind the brotherly pair, and Dale, the goofball, running a detective agency and helping animal clients with the help of their friends. Disney made three seasons’ worth of shows that then ran in syndication for a decade on The Disney Channel.
Dan Gregor and Doug Mand wrote the script for this take which will neither be ‘an origin story nor detective agency story’, rather a more meta take.
David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman (“The Muppets,” “Beauty and the Beast”) are producing the project, but whether it will go to cinemas or Disney+ is unclear.
Source: Heat Vision