Disney has released the first teaser trailer for the live-action adaptation of Aladdin. This movie will give a fresh and updated retelling of the classic animated film that was released 26 years ago. In the teaser, we see the vast deserts of Agrabah, the palace in the distance, and who we can imagine to be Iago, Jafar’s parrot. The voice of the Cave of Wonders ominously warns that only one may enter, as we see the face, and then the opulence of the treasure room. Only at the very end of the teaser, do we get a first look at the titular character, Aladdin, played by Mena Massoud, who reaches for the elusive, magical lamp.
I actually feel like the biggest teaser may be the music. Orchestral arrangements of “Arabian Nights” and “Friend Like Me” give us a great sound byte to what we can anticipate will be the musical score of this movie.
I for one, am really excited about the music, and I can’t wait to see a little more of what this movie has to offer!
What are you most looking forward to about this adaptation of Aladdin?
BURBANK, Calif. (October 11, 2018) – Live-Action Adaptation Starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud & Naomi Scott Directed by Guy Ritchie in Theaters Next Summer
Check out the brand new teaser trailer for Disney’s “Aladdin,” the 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. 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.