Aladdin Teaser Trailer
Aladdin is returning to the big screens in May 2019 as a live-action film. Disney’s live-action adaptation is directed by Guy Ritchie. The most notable star in the film is Will Smith.
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.
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My Trailer Thoughts
The trailer starts at the beginning of the plot with Aladdin finding the Cave of Wonders and the lamp. There is not a lot to see in the trailer. The live action film seems to be darker and less comedic than the original animated tale.
When I think of the animated Aladdin, one role stands out above all others to me – Robin Williams as the Genie. As much as I like Will Smith, I am not sure that he can replace Robin Williams. Unfortunately, the Genie is not in the teaser trailer, so we don’t get to see his take on the Genie.
At the beginning of the trailer, Iago flies by. Again, Iago was another great comedic performance by Gilbert Gottfried that I doubt will be replicated in the live action movie.
Still, I’ll be waiting for the next trailer before passing judgement.
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