First teaser poster for Disney's live-action Aladdin

Sheila Mcguire
October 12, 2018

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". In addition to classic songs from the first film, the live-action movie features new songs co-written by Menken and Pasek & Paul. Aladdin is gearing up to follow in the footsteps of Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book, and now, fans are getting their first look at the film.

In the original film, "street rat" Aladdin frees the Genie from a magic lamp, earning three wishes in the process. We'll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Aladdin as more information becomes available.

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This is a true tease, showing just a brief look at Massoud grabbing the lamp and a few shots of the movie's Arabian setting.

Will Smith, who will play Genie, shared the poster on his Instagram on October 10. Can't wait for y'all to see Me BLUE! Mena Massoud/Aladdin, Naomi Scott/Princess Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari/Jafar, and I'm over here gettin my Genie on. The late Robin Williams voiced the legendary Genie character in one of his most memorable roles. Tim Burton's Dumbo and Jon Favreau's The Lion Kingset to hit theaters in 2019, and Maleficent 2 will arrive in 2020.

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Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, the Genie and Jafar are all back in action in the first trailer for Disney's upcoming "Aladdin".

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