Hi everyone it's Xebs, Disney has just announced that 1992's Aladdin is getting the live-action prequel treatment. The studio is developing the Genie, which ironically is titled "Genies," a live-action comedy adventure that is being written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift. Tripp Vinson is on board to produce via his Vinson Films banner.
The new project would focus on the realm of the Genies and reveal how Aladdin's Genie ended up enslaved in the lamp. Although Genies is only in the early stages of development, the long-term plan is to have the project lead into an Aladdin live-action movie.
|Damian Shannon and Mark Swift|
Also Friday the 13th remake scribes Damian Shannon and Mark Swift are attached to script Genies, which has Tripp Vinson attached to produce through his Vinson Films. Vinson is also attached to produce the recently announced Prince Charming film, also in development through Disney.
Both films are part of a growing roster of live-action Disney fairy tale films heading to the big screen. The Jungle Book hits theatres April 15th, 2016, Beauty and the Beast following on March 17th, 2017. After that, plans call for a Tim Burton-directed Dumbo and new live-action versions of Winnie the Pooh, Mulan, Pinnochio and etc. Also a sequel to Alice in Wonderland on the way with Alice Through the Looking Glass (arriving May 27th, 2016), reports of one for Maleficent in development as well, and a live-action Peter Pan spinoff, Think, starring Reese Witherspoon as Tinker Bell.
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