Sun. Feb 24th, 2019

Will Smith goes large and blue in first trailer for live-action ‘Aladdin’ film

Ever since Disney introduced plans for a live-action Aladdin film with Will Smith taking part in the genie, folks have been questioning how the shape-shifting character with cosmic powers will seem within the movie.

The primary trailer for Aladdin lastly has a solution — and it’s very, very blue.

Directed by Sherlock Holmes and Snatch filmmaker Man Ritchie from a screenplay penned by John August (Huge Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing unit), Aladdin relies on Disney’s 1992 animated function of the identical identify, which was itself impressed by the well-known assortment of Center Jap folktales often known as One Thousand and One Nights.

Aladdin casts Jack Ryan actor Mena Massoud as Aladdin, a street-smart thief within the Arabian metropolis of Agrabah who falls in love with Princess Jasmine (Energy Rangers actress Naomi Scott), the gorgeous daughter of the Sultan (Homeland actor Navid Negahban). Scheming to take over the town for himself is the villainous sorcerer Jafar, performed by Homicide on the Orient Specific actor Marwan Kenzari, whose try to realize management of a magical, wish-granting genie (Smith) backfires and places the genie’s lamp in Aladdin’s arms.

The supporting solid consists of Nasim Pedrad (Saturday Night time Stay) as Jasmine’s buddy, Dalia; Billy Magnussen (Into the Woods) because the suitor Prince Anders; and Numan Acar (Homeland) as Hakim, the pinnacle of the palace guards.

Nominated for 5 Academy Awards and the winner of two, the animated Aladdin famously featured Robin Williams because the voice of the genie, and was one among many animated options from Disney to earn vital popularity of the studio within the ’90s. The live-action movie will embody new recordings of most of the songs that had been the hallmark of its animated predecessor, with eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Magnificence and the Beast, The Little Mermaid) composing the rating. It would additionally function two new songs written by Menken and songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, winners of Academy Awards and Tony Awards for La La Land and Pricey Evan Hansen, respectively.

Aladdin is the newest live-action remake of a traditional Disney animated function, following the success of 2017’s Magnificence and the Beast and 2016’s The Jungle E book, amongst others. It’s scheduled to hit theaters Could 24.

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