Posted Tue Mar 12, 2019 at 06:45 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
Disney is heading back to the Cave of Wonders in May.
Following a pair of teasers, Disney has released the first full trailer for its upcoming live action version of Aladdin, giving viewers a peek at the film's lavish musical numbers. The movie is an adaptation of the 1992 animated film of the same name, and is set to hit theaters on May 24, 2019.
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, the film is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s Aladdin.
Check out the official trailer below!
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; Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders; and Numan Acar as Hakim.
Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich serve as producers. Meanwhile, Marc Platt and Kevin De La Noy are on board as executive producers. The score is written by Alan Menken, and will feature new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice from the original animated film, along with two new songs written by Menken, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul.
Aladdin joins a series of recent live-action adaptations based on classic Disney animated films, including Maleficent, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and Beauty and the Beast. Other Disney re-imaginings in the works include Dumbo from director Tim Burton, The Lion King from director Jon Favreau, and Mulan from director Niki Caro.
Source: Disney (YouTube)
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