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Steve Saklad Joins Live-Action ‘Rescue Rangers’ Remake (EXCLUSIVE)

by Jacob Fisher

We have learned that production designer Steve Saklad has joined the crew for Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of ‘Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers’.

Steve Saklad has previously served as the production designer on ‘Thank You For Smoking’, additional photography for ‘Twilight’, ‘Drag Me To Hell’, ‘The Muppets’, ‘Labor Day’, ‘22 Jump Street’ and ‘The Front Runner’. He will also serve as the production designer on Kristen Wiig’s upcoming film ‘Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar’.

Saklad has also served as the art director on ‘Spider-Man 2’, ‘The Game’, ‘Mrs Doubtfire’, ‘The Punisher’ and ‘Nine Months’.

Akiva Schaffer will be directing the remake. Schaffer has previously directed most of The Lonely Island music videos, ‘The Unauthorised Bash Brothers Experience’, ‘Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping’, ‘Hot Rod’ as well as multiple episodes of ‘Brooklyn Nine Nine’ and ‘Saturday Night Live’. ‘Dolittle’ screenwriters Doug Mand and Dan Gregor will write the screenplay for the film.

‘Chip ‘n’ Dale: Recuse Rangers’ re-imagines the fun-loving chipmunks as the leaders of a team of pint-sized crime-fighters, rounding out the team are two mice, Gadget Hackwrench and Monterey Jack and Zipper, a fly.

The film is aiming to release in late 2021.

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