Will Smith reveals first post for Disney's 'Aladdin'

Will Smith reveals first post for Disney's 'Aladdin'

The film's release date of May 2019 also is listed.

Disney have had some huge successes with turning their animated classics into live-action movies, with the likes of Beauty & The Beast, The Jungle Book, and Cinderella all doing amazingly well at the box office.

Aladdin teaser trailer: This film is a live-action adaptation of the 1992 animated film.

Based on the Arabic folktale One Thousand and One Nights about a street urchin who finds a magic lamp with a resident genie and wishes his way into a wealthy princedom, Aladdin released in 1992 to uproarious critical acclaim, earning two Oscars and a Grammy.

The first Aladdin trailer opens with a sweeping, wide shot of the Agrabah desert - the film was partly shot in Jordan's Wadi Rum Desert - before giving us a silhouetted peek of Jafar's side-kick parrot Iago flying over the kingdom. Honestly, the whole thing looks visually stunning, already. We see "the diamond in the rough" Aladdin entering the cave and the cave's mouth collapses soon after. Smith shared the poster, which you can check out in the gallery below, on his Facebook, saying: "LEMME OUT!"

Fans are keen to see Will Smith's Genie in this one as the iconic role was earlier done by Robin Williams. People love Aladdin, and while I'm sure there will be some additions and some alterations, overall the new movie will likely bear a strong resemblance to the animated original.

Story-wise, we understand Ritchie will be directing from a script penned by John August, and with the marketing campaign now officially underway, it won't be too long before Disney begins to bring us more intel on what exactly they've got planned. It stars Will Smith as the Genie, Mena Massoud (Jack Ryan) as Aladdin, Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) as Princess Jasmine, and Marwan Kenzari (The Mummy) as Jafar.

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