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Guy Ritchie to Direct Live-Action ‘Aladdin’

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Borys Kit, writing at The Hollywood Reporter, on Guy Ritchie directing a live-action remake of Aladdin.

    Guy Ritchie, the stylistic director behind the Robert Downey Jr-starring Sherlock Holmes movies, is in negotiations to helm Disney’s live-action adaptation of its 1992 animated classic Aladdin.

    Dan Lin, who was a producer on the Holmes movies for Warner Bros., is producing what Disney touts will be an ambitious and non-traditional take on Aladdin via his Lin Pictures banner. Jonathan Eirich will executive produce the movie and oversee it for Lin Pictures.

  2. As much as I've loved all the live-action remakes (post-Maleficent), this has me worried...or at least questioning.
  3. stuckinvhs

    Social Justice Wizard Prestigious

    More excited for the lion king.
  4. Serenity Now

    deliver us from e-mail Supporter

    Aladdin was my favorite Disney movie growing up. This was mainly due to the story line, Robbin Williams, and, of course, the princess who was cool enough to own/ride a tiger.

    Don't f*ck this up, guys.
  5. beachdude

    I'm not brave Prestigious

    Haha I'm actually reading the original fable of Aladdin right now for a world lit class. The animated Disney version took pretty big liberties, so I'm interested to see if this is closer to the original fable.
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  6. Former Planets


    It's supposed to have the original music, so I doubt it.
  7. CarpetElf

    douglas Prestigious

    Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Natalie Portman...
    Henry likes this.
  8. Zilla

    Trusted Supporter

    Ugh. No thanks. Guy hasn't made good movie since "Snatch," even though "Man From UNCLE" showed promise. What a weird choice.
  9. billyboatman

    Garden Eyes - Movements

    Really not digging this movement to remake animated classics.

    Jungle Book was alright.. Hoping they don't botch Beauty and the Beast. But then again Emma is in it.. :hearteyes:
  10. Guys Named Todd

    Regular Prestigious

    I wonder which white actors they'll choose to play the leads.
    Henry likes this.
  11. thenewmatthewperry

    performative angry black man Prestigious

    Huh, I didn't know I wanted this until now. Ritchie's style would lend well to the opening chase scene at least. Jafar too.
  12. atlastitsok


    Rock n rolla!?
  13. Zilla

    Trusted Supporter

    I knew I forgot one. I think that's the only one of his I've never seen.
  14. carlosonthedrums

    Cooler than a polar bear's toenails Prestigious

    Man from U.N.C.L.E. was definitely a return to form for Ritchie. I forgot how much I enjoy Henry Cavill's performances when he's not scowling for 2 hours and 26 minutes.
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  15. Serh

    Prestigious Prestigious

    The Man From UNCLE was fine, but it wasn't even the third best spy movie from last year
  16. shawnhyphenray


    This is honestly the only one I can really see as being a live action version
  17. Oh if you haven't seen The Jungle Book, it's really great. I also loved Cinderella and liked Pete's Dragon. I'm worried about The Lion King, but apparently it's going to be less "live action" and more photo-realistic CGI.
  18. shawnhyphenray


    Oh I forgot about The Jungle Book...that was actually a lot better than I expected. I haven't seen the new Pete's Dragon and Cinderella was alright. Yeah I'm worried about the Lion King too as well as Beauty and the Beast but we'll have to see
  19. Eric Wilson

    Trusted Prestigious

    This is one of the ones I've been waiting for. Excited to see a live action adaption of this.
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