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Disney is making a wish to have the unlikely choice of Guy Ritchie direct their live-action adaptation of ALADDIN. The project is in a long line of live-action adaptations for the Mouse House including this year’s The Jungle Book, the upcoming Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and the recently announced Lion King.
The story details for this version of Aladdin have been kept under wraps, but will fall in line with the 1992 original animated classic about a street urchin who comes upon a magical genie that grants him wishes which leads to a romance with a beautiful princess and a rivalry with an evil sorcerer.
If he signs on, Ritchie will direct the script written by Big Fish scribe John August. Dan Lin will serve as producer.
Ritchie’s next film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword starring Charlie Hunnam will open in theaters in March 2017. A TV adaptation of his 2000 classic Snatch is also in the works. His previous film credits include The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and the Sherlock Holmes franchise starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer