“Kim Possible” Live-Action Movie in Development at Disney Channel

"Kim Possible." Image by Disney

Disney Channel’s cartoon Kim Possible is about to make a big comeback. Don’t worry, it won’t be a reboot and instead, we are getting a live-action movie about this teenage crime fighter. The script for the movie will be written by cartoon’s creators Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley, while Adam B. Stein and Zach Lipovsky will co-direct. Disney Channel already started with the casting process.

“Mark and Bob created an enduring character and kids all over the world found a friend in her, an average girl who just happens to spend her off-school hours thwarting evil villains,” said Adam Bonnett, executive vice president, original programming for Disney Channels Worldwide. “Although Kim Possible ‘can do anything,’ kids and tweens found that this animated redhead was just like them. As we embark on the fun challenge of making Kim and Ron fully dimensional, I’m thrilled to be working again with Mark and Bob and to welcome the addition of a dynamic creative team – Josh, Zanne, Adam, and Zach – into a world where anything is indeed possible.”

Kim Possible originally aired from 2002 to 2007 on Disney Channel and followed eponymous high school student Kim Possible as she fought crime alongside her clumsy friend Ron Stoppable, his pet naked mole rat Rufus and computer genius Wade. The series received critical acclaim during its run, with critics praising the show’s dialogs, characters, animation, and humor. During its original run, two animated spinoffs, Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time and Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama, were also produced.