Guy Ritchie to direct Aladdin live- action remake
CRITICALLY acclaimed director Guy Ritchie has been enlisted to appease Disney fans with "Arabian nights" and a "whole new world" once again.
The director, who previously directed Sherlock Holmes movies and King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword, is set to direct the live-action remake of Aladdin, The Hollywood Reporter revealed.
The Disney classic is based on the Middle Eastern folktale about Aladdin, an impoverished lad who was granted three wishes by a genie trapped in a magic lamp.
He then morphs into a wealthy prince who rescues Princess Jasmine from the hands of villain Jafar.
The 1992 animated film garnered two Academy awards, including Best Original Song for A Whole New World.
Aladdin is part of Disney's carousel of enchanting remakes after the blockbuster success of The Jungle Book.
A live-action remake of Beauty And The Beast, starring Emma Watson, will open in cinemas on March 17.
Remakes of Mulan and The Lion King are in progress.
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