We are now in an era where the live-action remake is king and the latest film to take on the trend is Disney's Aladdin.
"Bring me the lamp", he orders, his loyal pet parrot perched - silently for now - on his shoulder.
A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney's animated classic, 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. And I say this as someone who's been an ardent defender of Ritchie's last couple of fun-filled blockbusters. Genie, asks, as he hovers above the ground. "Genie? Wishes? Lamp? None of that ringin' a bell?"
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Check out the trailer below. Is it even possible to live up to the expectations for that character?
He's blue, and honestly, it looks good.
Just saw the #Aladdin preview. The photo caused a bit of a stir, forcing Smith to assure fans he would be blue in the film. Ritchie, meanwhile, told the outlet that he "wanted a muscular 1970s dad" look.
Aladdin opens on May 23 in Australia and May 24 in the USA and UK.