With the channel already searching far and wide for the perfect actors to represent Kim and her wacky friends on the live-action screen, the project will tell the tale of a seemingly typical high school girl who saves the world from ne'er do wells with the help of her sidekick Ron Stoppable, his oddly-adorable naked mole rat Rufus, and computer genius Wade.The highly-celebrated animated series that ran for a total of 87 episodes on the Disney Channel from June 7, 2002 - September 7, 2007.
Additionally, the Emmy-nominated series has already produced two animated Disney Channel movies, KIM POSSIBLE MOVIE: SO THE DRAMA and KIM POSSIBLE: A STITCH IN TIME. Christy Carlson-Romano voiced Kim in the series, while Will Friedle of BOY MEETS WORLD and BATMAN BEYOND fame lent his vocal stylings to the Ron Stoppable character.
Series creators Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley will write the script along with Josh Cagan. Furthermore, McCorkle and Schooley will also executive produce with Zanne Devine. The movie is also set to be co-directed and co-produced by Adam B. Stein and Zach Lipovsky.
This news makes me really happy. I loved Kim Possible back in the day and seeing it return in any form brings a smile to my face. I won't lie; part of me would rather see a cartoon continuation of the series that could show the characters in college.
Still, this is great. My only reservations are that turning an action packed cartoon into a live action movie on a DCOM budget is going to be hard.
Oh, they have to use Drakken and Shego for the villains. The series had a lot of great villains but these two are the main ones.