Aladdin is an upcoming American musical fantasy film directed by Guy Ritchie, from the screenplay co-written with John August, and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is a live action remake of Disney’s 1992 animated film of the same name, which is in turn based on the eponymous folktale from One Thousand and One Nights. It will pay tribute to Robin Williams, who was the voice of Genie in the original 1992 animated film. The film stars Mena Massoud in the titular role, alongside Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, and Billy Magnussen.
A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “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.
As an unlikely romance blooms between a princess and a street-rat, menacing forces try to steal Aladdin’s mystical lamp that harbors a wish-granting genie. The classic tale witnesses the return of some of the most iconic characters in the history of Disney movies. Aladdin is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on May 24, 2019.