Will Smith Shares First Movie Poster For Aladdin

Published October 11th, 2018 - 09:44 GMT
Aladdin will be released May 24, 2019 (Source: will smith / Instagram )
Aladdin will be released May 24, 2019 (Source: will smith / Instagram )

Disney has released the first teaser poster for the upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin.

The retelling of the 1992 classic animation stars Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine and Will Smith plays Genie.

It was Smith, himself, who helped unveil the movie poster on Instagram. 'LEMME OUT!! Can’t wait for y’all to see Me BLUE!'

Teaser: Will Smith unveiled the first movie poster for the live-action remake of Aladdin

The poster features the Genie's lamp with the tagline - choose wisely - along with the film's release date of May 2019.

Just last month, the former Fresh Prince star shared the first cast photo from the set in London on his Facebook account.

'We just started shooting Aladdin and I wanted to intro you guys to our new family… Mena Massoud/Aladdin, Naomi Scott/Princess Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari/Jafar, and I’m over here gettin my Genie on. Here we go!'  

The first cast photo: Smith on the set with Aladdin co-stars Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud (front) and Marwan Kenzari (back) in London in September 2018

Director Guy Ritchie co-wrote the screenplay for Aladdin with Vanessa Taylor and John August. 

The British filmmaker is best known for his action-packed crime comedy's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (200). Some of his other films include Revolver (2005), RocknRolla (2008) and Sherlock Holmes and it's sequel (2009 and 2011). 

Disney's animated version of Aladdin tells the story of a young man manipulated by the Sultan's wicked Vizier Jafar. Aladdin stumbles upon a genie lamp that has the power to give him everything he's ever wished for. But, when the genie's power falls into the wrong hands, it's up to Aladdin to save the day. 

The original role of the Genie was voiced by the late Robin Williams. Disney executives maintained that Smith will put his own stamp on the character during an appearance at CinemaCon in April as reported by Variety. 

The 1992 animation was the highest grossing film that year, raking in over $504 million in the box office. It also received two Academy Awards for Best Score and Best Song for A Whole New World. 

The new live-action Aladdin will be released May 24, 2019 in the UK and the US. 

 

 


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