Over a year ago, it was reported that Walt Disney Studios was developing a live-action “Aristocats” film.
Apparently, the film is moving forward because Deadline is now reporting that Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson is attached to helm the project. The adaptation will be a live-action/hybrid reimaging of the Disney classic.
Based on the 1970 animated pic, the film followed a family of Parisian felines who come to find out they are set to inherit a fortune from their owner. When the owner’s jealous butler kidnaps them and leaves them in the country, they must team up with a smooth-talking tomcat to try to make it back home before it’s too late.
Thompson also is executive producing and overseeing music for the film, whose script is by Will Gluck and Keith Bunin. Tarik Trotter, Shawn Gee and Zarah Zohlman will exec produce on behalf of Two One Five Entertainment.
Gluck and his production company, Olive Bridge, are producing along with Thompson’s Two One Five.
“Questlove” is the founding member of the iconic Philadelphia hip hop band The Roots and a six-time Grammy winner. Thompson also directed the film “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)” which won an Oscar for Best Documentary last year.