Disney this week released the first movie poster and a teaser trailer for their upcoming live action Aladdin movie.
The trailer lives up to the definition of teaser big time, as it shows a few a aerial shots followed by a shot of Aladdin entering the cave. The trailer ends with Aladdin about to pick up the magic lamp.
While the trailer doesn’t show much, it is a teaser trailer and I can’t wait for a full trailer of it.
The movie is set for release on May 24, 2019 and stars Will Smith as The Genie, Mena Massoud as the title character, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Navid Negahban as the Sultan, Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders, and Numan Acar as Hakim. Guy Ritchie directed the movie with screenplay duties being handled by both Ritchie and John August, music for the movie is being handled by Disney veteran Alan Menken.
Full press release is below. Artwork and trailer are courtesy of Disney.
Live-Action Adaptation Starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud & Naomi Scott Directed by Guy Ritchie in Theaters Next Summer
“Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, the film is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.”
“Aladdin” stars Will Smith as the larger-than-life Genie; Mena Massoud as the charming scoundrel Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine, the beautiful, self-determined princess; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, the powerful sorcerer; Navid Negahban as the Sultan concerned with his daughter’s future; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s free-spirited best friend and confidante; Billy Magnussen as the handsome and arrogant suitor Prince Anders; and Numan Acar as Hakim, Jafar’s right-hand man and captain of the palace guards. The film is produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich with Marc Platt and Kevin De La Noy serving as executive producers. Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and two new songs written by Menken and songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.The film, which was shot on practical stages in London and on location amidst the stunning desert vistas of Jordan, has a talented creative team helping to bring Agrabah to life, including: director of photography Alan Stewart, production designer Gemma Jackson and costume designer Michael Wilkinson.