– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Oh, goody! I know you’ve all been waiting to hear about the upcoming live-action adaptation of Lady and the Tramp! Well, today’s your lucky day, because the folks over at THR delivered on just that.

In the grand tradition of movies like The Jungle Book (one movie is enough to be a tradition, right?), Disney is looking to do a CG/live-action hybrid for the dog romance tale. Now, according to the outlet, the studio has locked down a director for the film.

The man to take on the gig is Charlie Bean, who most recently directed the LEGO Ninjago Movie. He also has directed many episodes of the doomed (but solid) TRON: Uprising. Producing the project is Brigham Taylor, who also worked on the aforementioned Jungle Book remake.

The Lady and the Tramp will NOT be getting a theatrical release, but will instead be one of the handful of other original projects Disney has planned for their upcoming streaming service (they are aiming for four to six original films a year). It will stand alongside other Disney brands like Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars, and will be another piece of content that Disney hopes will drive subscribers.

While Lady and the Tramp isn’t exactly a prime piece of IP, the fact that they’re producing it originally for the service is proof of how serious they’re taking it. Will it help to drive traffic? Given that Disney is all about quality of content over pure quality (at least that’s their strategy for their streaming service), it’ll all depend on how good it ends up being.

Are you looking forward to seeing Bean adapt Lady and the Tramp for live-action? Sound off down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.