Following the recent announcement of the official released date for the live-action adaptation of “Mulan“, another one of Disney’s live-action remake is moving forward.
That’s right kids, Aladdin is about to enter a whole new world. And guess what? Disney has landed on a new director in Guy Ritchie, who is best known for directing the Robert Downey Jr.-headlined “Sherlock Holmes” movies.
Disney’s animated Aladdin is a 1992 American animated musical fantasy film based on Arabic folk tale “One Thousand and One Nights”. As aforementioned, the story mainly centres on Aladdin, a street urchin who finds a magic lamp that unleashes Genie, a blue-skinned spirit who grants him 3 wishes.
The original 1992 animation grossed US$217.4 million in the States alone and US$504.1 million worldwide, making it the highest grossing film that year. The film also won 2 Oscars including best song for “A Whole New World”. It’s still unclear how the studio will portray the Genie, who was so memorably voiced by the late great Robin Williams.
No released date for the “Aladdin” remake has been set yet, but Ritchie will be assisted by John August, who has written the script, with Dan Lin producing through his Lin Pictures company.