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Walt Disney Studios Published on Oct 11, 2018 ?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.

The live-action Aladdin is coming (Picture: Walt Disney Studios/YouTube)

Excitement for the Aladdin live-action movie is growing, especially now weve had our first look at Will Smiths Genie.

A whole host of Disney films have been remade recently – from Beauty And The Beast to Cinderella to The Jungle Book. And as well as 2019s Aladdin remake, were also expecting The Lion King live action next year too.

Aladdin is being kept under wraps for fans, with us so far just having a teaser trailer and a sneak peak at the Genies outfit to whet our appetites.

Heres everything we know about the live-action Aladdin right now…

Walt Disney Studios Published on Oct 11, 2018 ?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.

Aladdin is returning next year (Picture: Walt Disney Studios/YouTube)

Walt Disney Studios Published on Oct 11, 2018 ?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.

The Cave of Wonders (Picture: Walt Disney Studios/YouTube)

When will Aladdin be released in the UK?

Aladdin is due for release on 24 May 2019 in the UK, the same day as in the US.

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France is set to be the first country to get the new Aladdin, with a 22 May release date.

Who is in the cast?

Mena Massoud as Aladdin

Naomi Scott as Jasmine

Will Smith as Genie

Marwan Kenzari as Jafar

Navid Negahban as Sultan

Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders

What will the characters look like?

First look at Guy Ritchie's live-action remake of Disney's magical classic Aladdin

(Picture: Entertainment Weekly)

Disney this week gave fans the first look at Will Smith as Genie from the upcoming live adaptation of Aladdin.

And we have to say, hes looking a little less blue than the genie were used to.

With a bald head and a top knot, Will Smiths Genie is dressed in the trademark bejeweled outfit and has been pictured alongside Jack Ryan star Mena Massoud as the tutular street urchin turned prince, and British actress Naomi Scott.

Whenever youre doing things that are iconic, its always terrifying, Smith told Entertainment Weekly.

Robin Williams famously voiced Genie in the 1992 animation, one of the most beloved films by the House of Mouse.

The question is always: Where was there meat left on the bone? Robin didnt leave a lot of meat on the bone with the character, added Smith.

The great thing about the role of the Genie is that its essentially a hyperbole for who that individual actor is, so its a wonderful platform and tapestry for an actor to fill his boots on, said director Guy Ritchie.

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What have the cast said about the remake?

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Lewis actress Naomi added that she was keen to put her own spin on Jasmine: Jasmines main objective at the beginning is to really protect her people and to do right by them.

She definitely isnt a finished article at the beginning of the movie, but she has this beautiful arc and progression, and she goes from asking for what she wants to just taking it, and displaying that she is a leader.

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The original film was released in 1992 (Picture: Disney)

Navid Negahban previously offered some details on remake of Aladdin to Metro.co.uk, teasing how itll have the directors signature style.

The 53-year-old actor is set to play The Sultan in the Disney remake, which represents a significant departure fo Ritchie, being known for helming stylish action in Sherlock Holmes and gangster flicks Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch.

Guy is very sensitive, Negahban said.

He was trying very hard to stay truthful and respectful to the culture and figuring out the best way to present the character and all the monsters. Its going to be a fun movie.

I think it stays truthful to the storyline, but at the same time, you will see nuances of the characters that wasnt captured in the animation film. You will see depth in the characters instead of just being entertained by the story.

And on this Genie not being blue enough, Will slid into his own Instagram comments to confirm that the Genie will indeed be blue in the live-action remake.

Will replied to a fan: Im gonna be BLUE! ? This is how the Genie is in Human / Disguise Form. My character will be CGI most of the movie.

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Whats the trailer like?

Its pretty special and will get you singing Prince Ali all day. Check it out here:

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What other Disney films are getting live action remakes?

Also coming in 2019 are Dumbo, The Lion King and The Lady And The Tramp, whilst Mulan is set to arrive the following year.

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