Yet another one of Disney’s hit animated features will be getting the live-action treatment, as reports that Guy Ritchie (Snatch, Sherlock Holmes) is in talks to direct a live-action Aladdin movie.
The script will be penned by John August, who has written films such as Titan A.E., Go, Charlie’s Angels, Big Fish along with Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. Keep in mind, August was also producer on Disney’s horrible Prince of Persia that was a massive bomb and had white-washed the characters.
Disney is in talks with Guy Ritchie to direct its live-action “Aladdin” movie. Dan Lin, who produced Ritchie’s two “Sherlock Holmes” movies for Warner Bros., is also producing “Aladdin” through his Lin Pictures company. Jonathan Eirich is exec producing.
John August wrote the new “Aladdin” script.
The original animated movie was released in 1992 as a comic take on the folk tale of a young man granted three wishes by a genie trapped in a lamp. The genie was voiced by the late Robin Williams.
It’s an interesting move for Guy Ritchie, who was said to be developing Sherlock Holmes 3 and a slew of King Arthur (looks very dull) sequels for Warner Bros. I’m curious what happen’s to Guy’s involvement as a director on these projects if he’s looking elsewhere, like a Disney project.
The original animated film spawned two sequels and a television series.