Disney's Live-Action Remake of 'Aladdin' Hires Guy Ritchie

Disney's Live-Action Remake of 'Aladdin' Hires Guy Ritchie

Oct 10, 2016

Disney now has two live-action movies about mythological, wish-granting spirits in the works. The first is called Genies and while we don't know a ton about it yet, in the past it's been described as a movie about different genies and how they wind up in lamps. The second is a live-action remake of Aladdin, and after today's news it seems like it may be the first of the two to get off the starting line.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Disney has hired Guy Ritchie to direct the remake, which will be co-produced with Dan Lin who was also a producer on Ritchie's highly successful Sherlock Holmes reboot. They'll be working from a script by John August (Big Fish), though we don't know at this time if it's going to be a new tale or a strict retelling of the story of a petty thief who wishes to be turned in to a prince so he can marry the princess Jasmine.

We do know, however, that it will also put an emphasis on music. The original won Oscars for Best Original Song and Best Score, so the bar is set pretty high.

Aladdin doesn't have a release date at this stage, but if you want a potential hint of what's to come, here's the trailer for Ritchie's most recent retelling of an iconic story.


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