Disney has entrusted director Guy Ritchie with the responsibility of adapting Disney’s beloved animated feature “Aladdin” for a live-action audience. Not an easy task for anyone. Ritchie is known for films with a high production value and it looks like “Aladdin” will serve up more than enough magic on that point.
With the movie less than a month away, we’re finally getting some new trailers. This next one focuses on the early moments of Aladdin and Genie’s friendship following the discovery of the Magic Lamp.
You would think using a Magic Lamp is easy, but it doesn’t come with instructions. Luckily the Genie is around to give Aladdin the basics in this new TV spot:
We get to see, and hear, a bit more of Will Smith’s take on The Genie. He is definitely trying to make the role his own, but there are still little flourishes that remind you of the late, great Robin Williams.
A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1992 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, gritty, 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 larger-than-life Genie; Mena Massoud as the lovable street urchin Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine, the beautiful, self-determined princess; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, the Royal Vizier and a powerful sorcerer; Navid Negahban as the Sultan concerned with his daughter’s future; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s free-spirited best friend and confidante; Billy Magnussen as the handsome and arrogant suitor Prince Anders; and Numan Acar as Hakim, Jafar’s right-hand man and captain of the palace guards.
“Aladdin” is produced by Dan Lin, p.g.a., and Jonathan Eirich, p.g.a., with Marc Platt and Kevin De La Noy serving as executive producers. Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and new music written by Menken and songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
“Aladdin” opens in U.S. theaters nationwide May 24, 2019.