Posted Sun Feb 10, 2019 at 08:10 PM PST by Steven Cohen
The genie will be let out of the bottle again in May.
Disney has released a new teaser for its upcoming live action version of Aladdin, giving viewers their first look at Will Smith as the Genie. The movie is an adaptation of the 1992 animated film of the same name, and is set to hit theaters on May 24, 2019.
Aladdin is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, the film is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s Aladdin.
Check out the new special look teaser below!
The film stars Will Smith as the Genie; Mena Massoud as Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar; Navid Negahban as the Sultan; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia; Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders; and Numan Acar as Hakim.
Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich serve as producers. Meanwhile, Marc Platt and Kevin De La Noy are on board as executive producers. The score is written by Alan Menken, and will feature new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice from the original animated film, along with two new songs written by Menken, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul.
Aladdin joins a series of recent live-action adaptations based on classic Disney animated films, including Maleficent, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and Beauty and the Beast. Other Disney re-imaginings in the works include Dumbo from director Tim Burton, The Lion King from director Jon Favreau, and Mulan from director Niki Caro.
Source: Disney (YouTube)
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