Lonely Island’s Akiva Schaffer to Direct Live Action “Rescue Rangers”

Everyone’s favorite Rescue Rangers are heading to the big screen.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lonely Island’s Akiva Schaffer is leading the charge to direct the live-action/CGI hybrid.

David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman, who produced The Muppets as well as Beauty and the Beast for the studio, are producing the project.

Chip ‘n Dale have been tormenting various Disney characters since 1943 but got a makeover in in 1989 with Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers. The show saw Chip, the brains behind the pair, and Dale, the goofball, running a detective agency and helping animal clients. Disney made three seasons’ worth of shows that then ran in syndication for the next decade on The Disney Channel.

Plot details for Rangers are being squirreled away, but it will not be an origin story nor detective agency story. Rather, the take is being described as being meta, something self-referential and cool. Dan Gregor and Doug Mand wrote the script.

It’s unknown if the film will premiere in theaters or if it will be offered on Disney+.

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