Disney is now preparing for a huge year ahead with 2019 now having dawned on us, and their slate includes a live-action adaptation of Aladdin. After having premiered a sneak peek of Toy Story 4 during the Super Bowl, Disney has now unveiled a new footage from the live-action adaptation of the movie.
This live-action Aladdin movie has been directed by Guy Ritchie, and it is a modern take on Disney’s animated movie from the year, 1992. The original had starred Robin Williams as the Genie, who will now be replaced by Will Smith.
Aladdin’s official synopsis is:
“The Aladdin cast includes: Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (Ali, Men in Black) as the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes to whoever possesses his magic lamp; Mena Massoud (Amazon’s Jack Ryan) as Aladdin, the hapless but lovable street rat who is smitten with the Sultan’s daughter; Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) as Princess Jasmine, the Sultan’s beautiful daughter who wants to have a say in how she lives her life; Marwan Kenzari (Murder on the Orient Express) as Jafar, an evil sorcerer who devises a nefarious plot to unseat the Sultan and rule Agrabah himself; NavidNegahban (Homeland) as the Sultan, the ruler of Agrabah who is eager to find a proper husband for his daughter, Jasmine; NasimPedrad (Saturday Night Live) as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s hand maiden and confidante; Billy Magnussen (Into the Woods) as Prince Anders, a suitor from Skanland and potential husband for Princess Jasmine; and NumanAcar (Homeland) as Hakim, Jafar’s right-hand man and head of the palace guards.”
Aladdin will release on May 24th. It will be the second of three live-action adaptations of Disney classics set to debut this year. Tim Burton’s Dumbo will be released on March 29th, and Jon Favreau’s take on The Lion King arrives on July 19th.