Get excited Aladdin Fans!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, visionary filmmaker of Snatch and the Robert Downey Jr. starring Sherlock Holmes films, is currently in deep negotiations to helm Disney's live-action adaptation of its 1992 animated classic, Aladdin!
Here is some more of the details from THR:
The genie was voiced by Robin Williams, who won audiences over with his unrestrained performance, making Aladdin the highest-grossing film of the year. The movie also won Oscars for best score and best song, the latter for A Whole New World, one of the movie’s six songs.
John August wrote the script for the live-action version which sources say will keep many of the musical elements of the original. Still to be determined is the approach to the Genie, which to this day remains closely associated to Williams' singular and defining performance. Also, part of the non-traditional aspect of the project is the studio's intent to make it non-linear, a move right out of the Ritchie playbook.
Stay tuned for more news as it becomes available!
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Aladdin does not yet have an official release date.