Disney has released a new trailer for its upcoming live action Aladdin. It's a nice trailer, complete with colorful city shots and dark, ominous tones, but the real meat of the thing is at the end.
Will Smith's CG version of the Genie has been unveiled, and, well, look in the video embedding above.
I have questions. Why does Will Smith's spirit look like a blue Shrek? Why did the Genius also get to the gym? Will Smith also plays a live action version of the Genie, and you can see a picture of him here.
Smith previously spoke with EW about the "frightening" task of playing the Genius. As you may recall, the late Robin Williams portrayed the Genius in the animated classic, and he leaves very big shoes to fill.
"Robin did not leave much meat on the bone with the character," Smith said. "[But] I started to get the confidence that I could bring something that was a tribute to Robin Williams, but it was musically different. Only the taste of the character would be different enough and unique enough to stand in a different lane, instead of trying to compete. "
Disney describes the film as an "exciting and lively" look at Disney's classic animated film. It is directed by Guy Ritchie, and the director of the Sherlock Holmes & # 39; quick, visceral action & # 39; could inspire his opinion about Aladdin.
Mena Massoud plays Aladdin, while Naomi Scott portrays Jasmine. Marwan Kenzari plays Jafar and Navid Negahban plays the Sultan. Alan Menken, who worked on the music for the original Aladdin, is back again and bears "recordings of the original songs" from the first film. In addition to new versions of the classics, Menken and prize-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul have written two new tunes for the film.
The new Aladdin is coming into the cinema this month. The studio that Sharknado, Transmorphers and Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies makes his own Aladdin.