Monday, July 27, 2015

Disney's Aladdin Gets A Live Action Prequel Titled 'Genies'

         When you hear of fairy-tales, you would immediately think of Disney. For years Disney has been synonymous with these tales, turning these classic stories into animated movies dating back to Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

            Disney has also had great success in turning their beloved fairy-tales into a live action story. We've had Snow White and the Huntsman, Maleficent, and most recently Cinderella, which was considered a huge financial success. Now we have yet another Disney classic that is about to be adapted for the big-screen as The Hollywood Reporter disclosed. According to them, the studio is planning to develop a prequel to Aladdin. The project is currently titled Genies and is planned to serve as an origin story for the genie who was famously voiced by the late Robin Williams in the 1992 animated feature.

            Aladdin is an old Arabic folk tale that was turned into an animated film by Disney back in 1992. It tells the story of a lowly street urchin who finds a magical lamp that releases a Genie to grant him three wishes. Several adventures ensue, with the two meeting a princess and confronting a sorcerer.

            This comedy adventure is said to tell the origin of how the genie ended up inside the lamp in the first place. It will explore the 'realm of the genies' and is set to pave the way for a live-action retelling of Aladdin itself.

            Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, who made their mark working in horror films such as  Freddy vs Jason and Friday the 13th remake, are attached to write the script for Genies. Tripp Vinson, executive producer of the summer hit Los Angeles, will produce the film through his Vinson Films. He is also producing another recently announced Prince Charming film, that is currently in development through Disney.

            Noword of the filming location as of now. The movie is still in development and probably start production next year. Choosing an exotic filming location for the film would be a great choice considering the story is set in Arabia, but it will perhaps be filmed in a studio in order to apply the environment in their liking.

            In addition to the movies mentioned above, Disney is also developing several live-action films based on The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, Mulan and Dumbo among others. There are also sequels to Alice in Wonderland titled 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' which arrives to theaters on May 27, 2016, one for Maleficent, and a Peter Pan spinoff 'Tink' starring Reese Witherspoon as Tinkerbell.


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