Brian Tyler will reportedly score the music for Disney’s upcoming live-action/CGI hybrid adaptation of Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers. The popular composer has worked on several Disney films including Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Other credits include Crazy Rich Asians, Ready Or Not, F9, Power Rangers, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Akiva Schaffer, known for being a part of the comedy trio The Lonely Island is in the director’s chair, and the script has been written by Dan Gregor and Doug Mand of How I Met Your Mother. Larry Fong (Batman V Superman) will do the cinematography.
The movie is said to be a meta, self-referential take on the original animated show. The official synopsis for the film is as follows:
It’s been years since the end of the RESCUE RANGERS, and CHIP AND DALE are currently living a life of mediocrity. Now Chip and Dale must Renew their partnership to try and save a friend from a fate whose than death: video piracy.
The DisInsider reports that there is a new character in the film named Ellie Whitfield who is described as follows:
Human, any ethnicity, Ellie is a newly promoted detective, eager and excitable, the only detective young enough to have grown up with and loved the Rescue Rangers TV show. Being human, she’s much larger than the cartoon characters with whom she interacts, which is all part of the fun as she embarks on helping Chip and Dale track down the sinister Mean Dean.
Filming began earlier this year and the movie is now in post-production.
The original Chip ‘N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers series aired on The Disney Channel in 1989 and was produced by Disney Television Animation. Its followed characters Chip and Dale, who start a detective agency called Rescue Rangers with their friends Gadget Hackwrench, Montery Jack and Zipper. The detectives solve crimes often too small for the police, usually with other animals as their clients.
The original Chip ‘N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers series is available to stream now on Disney+.
Source: The DisInsider