The Trailer For The Live Action Aladdin Is Finally Here
The trailer for the live-action remake of Aladdin has finally dropped.
The film, which is scheduled to be released on 24 May this year, is directed by Guy Ritchie - bit of a departure from Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, and Snatch, don't you think? - and stars Mena Massoud as the titular character, the 'street rat' Aladdin.
Alongside Smith and Massoud, Naomi Scott will play the role of Princess Jasmine.
This film will arrive on the silver screen among a slew of recent remakes that Disney is undertaking. Alongside 2017's Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, a live action of Disney classic The Lion King will hit the big screen this July.
Will Smith is possibly the guy with the hardest job of all in all of these upcoming remakes.
Of all of Disney's many memorable character, few have captured the imagination or stolen the show like Robin Williams' original portrayal of the Genie back in 1992.
Speaking about the role, and the shadow of Williams - who died in 2014 - looming over him, Smith told Entertainment Tonight: "I was terrified doing the Genie after Robin Williams.
"But I found a lane that pays homage. It is my own thing, you know? So, I think people are going to love it.
Speaking about the fun he had filming, he continued: "It's one of the greatest filmmaking experiences that I have ever had.
"I have worked at most of the studios, and Disney just knows what they are doing.
"It was really a spectacular team of people that came together around a classic story. It's so spectacular, it's such a beautiful movie and I can't wait for people to see it."
The first pictures of the cast were released late last year but it didn't feature Smith in his blue garb, leading many to wondering if this Genie was going to be multicoloured. Obviously there is a lot riding on this remake, but hopefully the team manage to pull it together and wow us with the story that we love so dearly.
After the success of the Beauty and the Beast remake, you could be forgiven for thinking that the next two will be surefire hits.
That said, it's more important that they don't destroy the legacy left by the original animated classics. Fingers crossed it ends up being fun.
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