Ever wondered what a live-action, feature film of ‘Aladdin’ might look like? No? Well JumpCut UK can tell you that it’s happening. In fact, ‘Aladdin’ the prequel is in the works over at Disney right now. This time the producers will be focusing on the genies and all the action before Aladdin buffed that dusty lamp.
Following this year’s ‘Cinderella’ live-action reimagining, and plans to give ‘The Jungle Book’ the same treatment, Disney have hired the writing team of Damian Shannon and Mark Swift (‘Friday The 13th’, ‘Shark Tale’) to make all our wishes come true. The story will reportedly explain how that genie ended up in the lamp and why he can’t get out. Producer Tripp Vinson is on board (responsible for this Summer’s ‘San Andreas’) so expect big action, pyrotechnics and a star studded cast.