All the songs, all the magic, and more is waiting for fans of Disney’s Aladdin in the first official trailer for the movie. Directed by Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes) and staring Will Smith as The Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin, and Naomi Scott as Jasmine, get ready for a new take on the exciting tale of the street rat who finds his genie and the Princess who finds her diamond in the rough.
Watch the trailer and get a feeling for how this movie will be different from, and yet still feels very much the same, as the original… just live-action:
Wait! Is that Will Smith rapping “Friend Like Me”? I’ll be honest, I’m excited to hear the soundtrack from Alan Menken (with lyrics from Howard Ashman and Tim Rice) with updates and new songs (where Menken is joined by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul).
It also looks like the scale of the movie is getting the treatment it deserves. Aladdin’s fight against Jafar deserves to be epic and modern movie special effects will help elevate The Genie’s magic to new levels.
Disney’s Aladdin appears at a cinema near you on May 24
About the film:
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.” 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 and Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders.
“Aladdin” is produced by Dan Lin, p.g.a., and Jonathan Eirich, p.g.a., with Kevin De La Noy and Marc Platt serving as executive producers. Eight-time Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Oscar-winning lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and includes two new songs written by Menken and lyrics by Oscar and Tony Award®-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.