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Re: Disney making live action Aladdin directed by Guy Ritchie

Not going judge till i see a trailer at least.
 

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They're gonna fuck this up, aren't they?

I think people would be surprised at the aesthetic diversity in the Arab and Iranian worlds.
My vote goes, Yes and No. Yes people will bitch because, "brown people can't be the lead!" And no, because it's been shown that they are trying.

Further more, remember how people reacted to Gods of Egypt? All it took for people to snap was the question, "why is everyone white?" And from that simple question we got a bunch of responses that were basically some form of, "Egyptians aren't black!" or "Who else could have done it?" And let's not forget the shitstorm that Ghost in the Shell and Great Wall caused.

I think that Disney is gonna do just fine, they seemed to handle Moana fine enough. Then again the "rough draft" of Princess and the Frog may have had her as a chambermaid at first. Also they had to change the name from "The Frog Princess," so who knows, maybe this will be a fumble and they'll just stick to talking animals.
 

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Re: Disney making live action Aladdin directed by Guy Ritchie

That kid who played Mowgli in Jungle Book would be a good choice for Aladdin but he's 13.

Maybe Lorenzo James Henrie (Chris in Fear The Walking Dead, Ghost Rider's brother in Agents Of Shield)?

Will Smith as The Genie :drose
 

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Re: Disney making live action Aladdin directed by Guy Ritchie

Mena Massaoud as Aladdin
Naomi Scott as Jasmine
Will Smith as Genie


Aladdin is my favourite Disney animation but I'm expecting a car wreck. We'll see.
 

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Mena Massaoud as Aladdin
Naomi Scott as Jasmine
Will Smith as Genie


Aladdin is my favourite Disney animation but I'm expecting a car wreck. We'll see.
Yeah, but it will likely still sell sadly
 

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Re: Disney making live action Aladdin directed by Guy Ritchie

Well, at least they didn't mess up casting by making them all white lol
 

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Re: Disney making live action Aladdin directed by Guy Ritchie

Disney handled all these live-action remakes very well IMO, except Maleficent.

I trust they'll do great with this one too. Not a big fan of the cast though.
 

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Naomi Scott as Kimberly in Power Rangers was damn lovely, and I believe in Will Smith to do his thing at the Genie. As for Mena Massoud never heard of the guy, but I hope he really does well in this role. Growing the two Disney films I would watch constantly was The Lion King and Aladdin and I'm hoping both Live Action versions are great films and money makers for Disney.
 

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Man that tease. I thought we would get an Action Set piece in the first look maybe with Aladdin running from The Royal Guards/Police, but hey this is happening and I can't wait to see it. I'm pretty sure I'm going to cry when A Whole New World is played.
 

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Re: Aladdin (May 24, 2019)

The Hollywood Reporter said:
Guy Ritchie directs the musical adaptation, starring Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott and Will Smith.

As Disney prepares to release several live-action remakes of animated classics, Aladdin is no exception. Following the success of recent adaptations such as The Jungle Book (2016) and Beauty and the Beast (2017), Disney fans will experience a "whole new world" as the love story of Aladdin and Princess Jasmine comes to life once again.

The 2019 reimagining, based on the story "Aladdin and the Magic Lamp" from The Book of One Thousand and One Nights, will feature not only the original classic tunes of its 1992 predecessor, but also new music from composer Alan Menken.

The film stars Mena Massoud in the title role, alongside Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine and Will Smith as the Genie. Disney has yet to release any teaser clips or trailers.

Before its anticipated release in the spring, The Hollywood Reporter has compiled a cheat sheet of everything you need to know about the upcoming film.

ALADDIN CHEAT SHEET:

WHO

Prior to the start of filming, Disney faced challenges to lock down cast members to portray the main characters. In 2017, a worldwide casting call began for the lead roles of Aladdin and Princess Jasmine, in search of diverse actors who could sing as well as act. After talk of potential leads from big stars to total unknowns, Aladdin finally found its cast.

Mena Massoud: Plays the titular protagonist, Aladdin. Known around the streets of Agrabah as a scoundrel and a thief, the poor but warmhearted Aladdin impersonates a prince in order to win the heart of the beautiful Princess Jasmine.

Naomi Scott: Plays Princess Jasmine, the daughter of the Sultan who wishes to break free from the confines of the royal palace.

Will Smith: Plays the beloved Genie, voiced by the late Robin Williams in the 1992 animated version. At this year's CinemaCon, Smith hinted that his interpretation of the role will be "a little bit Hitch, a little Fresh Prince and a whole lot of attitude." While the cast has assured the public that the film certainly won't replace Robin Williams in any way, Smith will put his own spin on the wish-granter.


Marwan Kenzari: Plays Jafar, the evil Grand vizier of Agrabah with plans to overthrow the Sultan.

Navid Negahban: Plays the Sultan, who hopes to find a suitable husband for his daughter, Princess Jasmine.

Nasim Pedrad: Plays Dalia, the handmaiden to Princess Jasmine. Although this character did not appear in the animated original, she is said to serve as Jasmine's confidante in the 2019 version.

Billy Magnussen: Plays Prince Anders, a suitor for Jasmine's hand in marriage.

Numan Acar: Plays Hakim, head of the palace guards and one of Jafar's henchmen.

WHAT

Similarly to its animated predecessor, Aladdin will follow the story of the Arabic folktale "Aladdin and the Magic Lamp." In the 1994 classic, Aladdin is a poor "street rat" with no real family to call his own, save for his mischievous monkey, Abu. Upon meeting the beautiful Princess Jasmine, Aladdin stumbles upon a magic lamp that reveals a wish-granting genie, who helps him win the heart of the princess. Although it was previously unknown whether the original film's animal characters would appear in the new adaptation, it has been confirmed that Iago the parrot and Jasmine's pet tiger, Rajah, will appear in some capacity.

In 2016, it was announced that Sherlock Holmes (2009) director Guy Ritchie would helm the production, while The Lego Movie's Dan Lin would produce. The film is expected to take on Ritchie's action-packed style of directing, as the filmmaker brings experience from his past work in crime genres.

In addition, award-winning composer Alan Menken will score the film, along with writing two new songs for the production with La La Land songwriting duo Pasek & Paul. Menken is widely known for scoring several Disney animated films: Pocahontas, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Tangled and, of course, the original 1992 Aladdin.

WHEN

Aladdin is set for release on May 24, 2019, after the release of Disney's live-action Dumbo in March. Disney replaced Aladdin with the original date set for Star Wars: Episode IX, which is now set for release in December 2019.

Although principal photography for the film was meant to begin in July 2017, the studio's challenge to find a leading man halted production until September. Filming wrapped in January.

WHERE

The story of Aladdin takes place in the fictional land of Agrabah, said to be located near the Jordan River in the Middle East. While most of the film was shot at Longcross Studios in Surrey, England, some filming took place in Wadi Rum Desert, Jordan.

WHY

The appetite for new adaptations of old classics is greater now than ever before — especially for Disney, which has demonstrated huge initiative to create live-action versions of classic animated films. From Alice in Wonderland (2010) to Beauty and the Beast (2017), these adaptations have proven to be hugely successful, garnering billions of dollars for Walt Disney Studios.

As for Aladdin specifically, a live remake of the acclaimed love story offers not only a new take on the story, but also an opportunity to promote further diversity in Disney's repertoire. Although the studio received some backlash for casting decisions, in addition to accusations of whitewashing, Disney execs did make clear their intentions to accurately honor and portray the culture of the film throughout their search for a diverse cast.
Aladdin was one of my favorite Disney movies when I was a kid. I'm already liking the feels I'm getting from the little teaser.
 
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