Disney’s “Aladdin” is getting the live-action treatment. The 1992 classic is being remade as “Genies,” which, according to Inside the Magic, will focus on Genie’s life before he ended up in that cursed lamp. It will also tell the story of how he got into the lamp in the first place.

According to, “Sherlock Holmes”‘ Guy Ritchie is set to direct, along with a script by John August. The film will reportedly keep many of original’s musical elements. There is no word yet on a possible release date.

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“Aladdin” is just one of many Disney classics to be turned into a live-action film. “Cinderella,” “Alice through the Looking Glass,” “The Jungle Book” and “Pete’s Dragon” were just some the films to be released within the past year. Upcoming movies include “Beauty and the Beast,” (2017) “Mulan,” (2018) “Mary Poppins Returns,” (2018) “The Lion King” (TBD) and “The Little Mermaid.” (TBD)

The original 1992 classic featured Scott Weinger as Aladdin, Linda Larkin as Princess Jasmine, Jonathan Freeman as Jafar, Gilbert Gottfried as Iago and the late Robin Williams as the Genie. Now the question remains: will Disney go for a more “Once Upon A Time” feel (Deniz Akdeniz, Karen David) or will they draw inspiration from their Broadway pairing (Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed). Plus, James Monroe Iglehart as the Genie? The Tony Award winner could be the perfect choice.

What are your thoughts on a live-action “Aladdin” film? Do you think it will be the same without Williams? Sound off in the comments section below!

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