Disney Channel just announced that casting is underway on a live-action Kim Possible movie. The film is being written by the creators of the Emmy Award-winning animated series, executive producers Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley (Kim Possible, Big Hero 6: The Series, The Penguins of Madagascar). Josh Cagan (The Duff, Bandslam) is also co-writing the script. McCorkle, Schooley and Zanne Devine (I, Tonya, Easy A) are executive producing.
The Disney Channel Original Movie Kim Possible will be co-directed by Adam B. Stein and Zach Lipovsky. Stein and Lipovsky were participants on Fox’s On the Lot series and have co-directed episodes of MECH X-4, Disney XD’s sci-fi series. Stein’s additional credits also include Nerd Court, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Ingress Obsessed. Lipovsky directed 2015’s Dead Rising, Leprechaun: Origins, and Tasmanian Devils.
Blyth Nailling (Last Man Standing, Scrubs, LA to Vegas, One Tree Hill, What I Like About You) is on board as the casting director.
“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,” stated Adam Bonnett, executive vice president, Original Programming, 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.”
The original movie comes 16 years after the award-winning animated series made its debut. The animated adventure series aired 87 episodes and spawned two animated movies. The series was applauded for showcasing an “empowered female role model who uses her brain, heart and expertise to save the day,” according to the Disney Channel.