Guy Ritchie To Direct Disney’s Live-Action ‘Aladdin’

Disney isn’t stopping any time soon with their live-action adaptations of some of their most classic animated films that we all remember as kids. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Sherlock Holmes director Guy Ritchie is set to direct a live-action adaptation of the classic film, Aladdin, with a script from John August.

According to THR, the film adaptation is said to be keeping a lot of the musical aspects from the original 1992 film. The project also has Dan Lin attached to it as a producer and has worked on the Sherlock films with Ritchie over at Warner Bros. Lin Pictures’ Jonathan Eirch is also set to executive produce the film.

Aladdin is just one of many upcoming live-action films that Disney are adapting. We recently had new development on the Mulan project which has been given a November 2, 2018 release date. The Jungle Book’s director Jon Favreau recently announced that he will be helming a live-action adaptation of The Lion King.

Next year will mark the arrival of Emma Watson’s Beauty and the Beast on March 17, 2017, from director Bill Condon.

Are you looking forward to a live-action adaptation of Disney’s Aladdin? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.