If you weren’t terribly thrilled with the footage for the upcoming Aladdin movie, this morning’s new trailer might be just what you need to kickstart your hype:
To be honest, the first looks at Aladdin filled me with dread more than anything. The animated film is among my favorite Disney flicks (second only to Lion King) and I have been less than thrilled with what we’ve seen so far…Until today. The full trailer looks MUCH better than what we’ve seen so far, and between the musical cues and improved visual effects, I can feel my interest rising.
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. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.” The film stars Will Smith as the Genie; Mena Massoud as Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar; Navid Negahban as the Sultan; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia and Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders.
Aladdin hits theaters on May 24, 2019.