‘Aladdin’ Prequel Confirmed! Disney Working On A Live Action Comedy Titled ‘Genies’
Disney is planning a live action comedy adventure, which will be based on Disney’s classic hit movie, Aladdin. It is looking to cash in on its old material with a new live action comedy that will be based on its classic hit from the 1990s, Aladdin.
The original movie told the story of a street urchin who accidentally finds a magic lamp which houses a magic genie. The genie then goes on to grant him three wishes, which ultimately help the wayward urchin in winning a princess’ heart.
The new movie will be a prequel of sorts, written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift. The new movie, which has the working title of “Genies,” will tell the story of the Genie from the original movie. It will tell the audiences how the genie got into the lamp in the first place.
Audiences will probably look forward to the prequel, but die hard fans will wonder who might be playing the genie in the new installment. The late Robin Williams’s unforgettable voiceover will sorely be missed in the new movie. Although the producers at Disney have not yet decided on the star cast, fans will obviously expect somebody as talented as Robin Williams to take up the role of the blue skinned genie.
The movie, “Genies,” is still in the early stages of development. The studio is working on a long-term plan to get this project to lead into an Aladdin live-action movie eventually.
Tripp Vinson has been taken on board as the executive producer. He has recently produced San Andreas for the studio. Shannon and Swift began their career in Hollywood working on horror movies such as “Freddy vs. Jason” and the “Friday the 13th” remake. But they have since moved into comedy, working most recently on the Baywatch movie project.