A few weeks ago, Jon Favreau was named as the director of a live action version of the Disney animated classic, “The Lion King”. Now It looks like we have another animated classic going the live action route and another director attached to it. Guy Ritchie (“Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels”) will be directing the live action version of “Aladdin”.
According to Variety:
Disney is in talks with Guy Ritchie to direct its live-action “Aladdin” movie.
Dan Lin, who produced Ritchie’s two “Sherlock Holmes” movies for Warner Bros., is also producing “Aladdin” through his Lin Pictures company. Jonathan Eirich is exec producing.
John August wrote the new “Aladdin” script.
Ritchie’s credits include “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels,” “Snatch,” “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” and “King Arthur” for Warner Bros. He is repped by CAA.The original “Aladdin” grossed $217 million domestically and $504 million worldwide.