“Snatch” and “Sherlock Holmes” director Guy Ritchie has been hired to direct the live-action “Aladdin” movie in development at Disney Pictures.
The original 1992 animated movie is a comedic spin on the Arabian Nights tale of a young man granted three wishes by a genie trapped in a lamp. The genie was voiced by the late Robin Williams and became one of his most iconic performances.
“Aladdin” was the top grosser of 1992 and won Academy Awards for best score and best song for “A Whole New World.”
The new “Aladdin” script has been written by John August while Dan Lin will produce.