ALADDIN trailer – Disney goes live action on an animated classic, Will Smith is a singing genie

ALADDIN trailer – Disney goes live action on an animated classic, Will Smith is a singing genie

Disney is really raking it in with these live action versions of their animated films, garnering big box office with updates like BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and CINDERELLA, and there’s plenty more on the way. The next one to hit theaters is ALADDIN, updating the 1992 version which was led by the late Robin Williams. The live action version is helmed by director Guy Ritchie. This time Will Smith is taking on the Genie role, with Mena Massoud playing Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, and there’s a new character played by the great Billy Magnussen. And like the original movie, Alan Menkin is writing the music again. Check out the newest trailer below and tell us your thoughts in the comments.

A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “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, “Aladdin” is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.”

ALADDIN opens May 24, 2019

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