The Tracking Board reports Disney has tapped Game of Thrones writer Vanessa Taylor to rewrite the script for the live-action adaptation of the animated classic Aladdin being directed by Guy Ritchie.
Taylor herself has also worked on other series such as HBO’s Tell Me You Love Me, Everwood, Alias, and Jack & Bobby. She also wrote 2014’s Divergent, the first installment of the young adult film series based on the novels by Veronica Roth.
For Aladdin, Taylor will rework the original script for the remake delivered by John August and Ritchie who also produces the film with Dan Lin. Marc Platt (La La Land) and Chris Montan (Frozen) will both be consulting for the film while Jonathan Eirich (Deathnote) serves as executive producer.
Much of the film’s cast was just announced over the weekend at Disney’s D23 biennial Expo including the titular role of Aladdin who will be played by Mena Massoud. Power Rangers star Naomi Scott is set to play Jasmine and Will Smith was confirmed to be playing the Genie. No actor has been cast in the role of Jafar yet, however, production on the project is expected to begin next month in London.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the live-action remake of Aladdin as we learn it.
Source: The Tracking Board
The Walt Disney Animation Library, Ranked From Worst To Best
Disney had made an unconventional “franchise” out of remaking its animated classics as live-action blockbusters. Combined with their Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars stables, it has ensured the company’s continued domination in the film sphere. Maleficent, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book were at the forefront of that charge the last few years. Now, with Beauty and the Beast hitting theaters (our review here), now is a great time to look back at Disney’s amazing animated catalog and how they stack up against each other.
Disney has had a lot of animated films released theatrically or direct-to-video, sometimes in collaboration with other studios. This list specifically focuses on those from the Walt Disney Animation department, so sorry Brave Little Toaster fans, of which I’m one. No Pixar flicks either, but fans of that studio are in luck, as we ranked their films last summer. You can check that list out below.
I haven’t seen Saludos Amigos, Make Music Mine, Song of the South, Melody Time, Fun and Fancy Free, & The Three Caballeros, hence their exclusion. Naturally, we’ll most likely disagree about the specific ordering. Let’s think of it as a conversation starter. I’d love to hear what you guys think in the comments!
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