Oh Disney, such a cliffhanger!
The gargantuan studio has dropped a new clip from the upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin, giving us a look at the scene that leads into the original film’s Oscar-winning track, “A Whole New World.”
“Do you trust me?” Yes, it’s that scene, and it’s bound to bring back a flood of memories for fans of the 1992 animated classic. That’s Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) as Jasmine. They both certainly look the part, and Raja is cute; fingers firmly crossed for what’s in store here.
Aladdin, also starring Will Smith as the Genie, arrives in Aussie cinemas on May 23 and opens in the US on May 24.
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” is produced by Dan Lin, p.g.a., and Jonathan Eirich, p.g.a., with Kevin De La Noy and Marc Platt serving as executive producers. Eight-time Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Oscar®-winning lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and includes two new songs written by Menken and lyrics by Oscar and Tony Award®-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.