Disney's Aladdin: live action prequel movie in the works!

Published Thursday, Jul 16 2015, 19:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Aladdin is the latest Disney film to get the live action treatment.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, plans are in place for a prequel to the classic tale about the street urchin who finds a Genie in a magic lamp and is granted three wishes.

ALADDIN, Genie, Aladdin, 1992

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The movie is called Genies and is described as a "live action comedy adventure" which will tell the story of how the Genie came to be imprisoned within the magical lamp.

It's thought the prequel will lead to a future live action reworking of Aladdin.

Disney's animated Aladdin was released in 1992 and featured the voice of the late Robin Williams as the flamboyant, loud, blue Genie. It won a slew of awards including an Oscar for its song 'A Whole New World'.

It's just the latest in a string of animated films being turned into live action adventures. We've had Cinderella, Maleficent - a reworked version of Sleeping Beauty - and Beauty In The Beast starring Emma Watson is currently being filmed.

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