Disney is at big stake on live action revamp of its animated classics, and Aladdin is currently getting the treatment.
That's really no surprise ensuing the success of the likes of The Jungle Book and the high anticipation surrounding 2017's Beauty and the Beast, primarily acted by Emma Watson. Indeed, Disney seems to be operating its way through its leaping quest to adapt entirely the movie to live action. A wish granted!
What is amazing though is who's carrying Aladdin back to the cinema. Per Deadline, Snatch and Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels director Guy Ritchie will be displaying manifestation of a whole new world.
The news comes as Disney fans eagerly await the March 2017 release of the live-action Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens and Emma Thompson. Other re-imagined classics in the works include The Lion King and The Little Mermaid, plus Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda will shortly start filming Mary Poppins Returns, the sequel to the 1964 movie.
Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, a hit stage variation is currently performing at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre, starring Adam Jacobs as Aladdin, Courtney Reed as Jasmine, James Monroe Iglehart as the Genie and Jonathan Freeman as Jafar.
Adapted from the 1992 Disney film, which aced by Robin Williams as the Genie, Aladdin is the tale of a street urchin who uses the help of a magic Genie to win the heart of Princess Jasmine. The Main stream musical features a book by Chad Beguelin, music by Oscar winner and Tony winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice and the late Howard Ashman.
There's no release of the skylight yet, but Disney's slate will be full for the predictable coming. Following Beauty and the Beast, the House of Mouse has live action adaptations of Mulan and even The Lion King planned.