Will Smith unveils first poster for Disney's live-action 'Aladdin'
Since Disney has not given us much to go by in this first poster, we will have to wait for the first look which arrives tomorrow to gather further details on this live-action film.
Disney just revealed its first poster for its live-action production of 'Aladdin' via Will Smith who posted it on social media. Will stars as the Genie and writing to his fans he couldn't contain his excitement as he captioned the image on Facebook: "LEMME OUT!! Can’t wait for y’all to see Me BLUE! #aladdin."
He released the movie's first teaser poster on Instagram. With Disney following suit confirming and informing fans to await the 'first look' of Aladdin which will arrive tomorrow.
The story of Aladdin is not unknown to us. It follows a young street-smart fellow, Aladdin, who is in love with the Sultan's daughter Princess Jasmine, but he somehow falls into the clutches of the Sultan's wicked Wazir, Jafar. On one of his quests for Jafar, he stumbles upon a magic lamp which happens to contain a genie. This genie also has the power to grant him any wishes he may ask for. And when the lamp ends up in the wrong hands, Aladdin must fight to set things right and save the land, the lamp and his love.
Starring as part of the cast of this live-action retelling is Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine and Will Smith as Genie. Marwan Kenzari (Murder on the Orient Express) stars as Jafar while Navid Negahban (Homeland) plays the role of the Sultan, the ruler of Agrabah.
Guy Ritchie is directing 'Aladdin' based on a screenplay written by John August based on the 1992 animated film "Aladdin" and stories from "One Thousand and One Nights." The producer is Dan Lin; executive producers are Marc Platt (La La Land), Jonathan Eirich (Death Note) and Kevin De La Noy (The Dark Knight Rises). Alan Menken is providing the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice as well as two new songs written by Menken, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul. The release date for this film is expected to be May 24, 2019.
Since Disney has not given us much to go by in this first poster, we will have to wait for the first look and the further reveals they have planned for fans to get a better insight as to how this story has been updated for a modern audience.