Sunday 23 October 2016

The Genie's back - new Aladdin movie in the works

Published 16/07/2015 | 16:19

Genie in Aladdin
Genie in Aladdin

Looks like the Genie is coming back out of lamp, with a new movie in the Aladdin series announced today.

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"Genies" is set to be a live-action prequel to Disney’s wildly popular 1992 animation - Aladdin.

The classic rags to riches story of a street dweller-turned-hero on a magic carpet looks set to be the latest Disney franchise to get the live-action treatment, with a new Aladdin movie also rumoured to be in the works.

Information is scarce at the moment, but it’s being reported that the new movie will focus on the life of the Genie before he got into the trapped in the lamp.

Expect a lot of magic, and you’d have to imagine that the Cave of Wonders will feature there somewhere.

Reaction from fans has been mixed, to say the least. With some people delighted, and some not so much.

There’s no release date yet and no clue as to who’ll be starring as the Genie, but whoever it is will have big bracelets to fill, as Robin Williams owned to role in the 1992 film, but he sadly passed away last year.

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