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‘Aladdin’ Live-Action Remake Gets a Sequel From Disney

After grossing over $1 billion worldwide final summer time, Disney’s remake of their animated movie “Aladdin” will get a theatrically launched sequel, a number of people with data of the undertaking confirmed to TheWrap.

The sequel will likely be produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Ehrich of Rideback, who produced the live-action movie starring Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Will Smith because the highly effective Genie he frees from a magic lamp. The movie was launched on Memorial Day weekend final 12 months and grossed $355 million domestically and $1.05 billion worldwide, making it one among a report seven billion-dollar hits that Disney launched in 2019.

While it has not been decided whether or not remake director Guy Ritchie will return for the sequel, the script will likely be a wholly new story written by John Gatins and Andrea Berloff. Gatins, who wrote the 2012 Robert Zemeckis/Denzel Washington movie “Flight,” most just lately labored on the script for Lionsgate’s 2018 movie adaptation of “Power Rangers.” Berloff, who acquired an Oscar nomination as co-writer of the 2015 movie “Straight Outta Compton,” most just lately made her directorial debut with final summer time’s crime movie “The Kitchen,” which she additionally wrote.

Disney’s plans to remake their traditional animated movies in live-action and CGI type have been very profitable because the collection started with the Tim Burton remake of “Alice in Wonderland” in 2010. Four of these remakes — “Alice,” “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Lion King” — have grossed over $1 billion worldwide, with a fifth almost becoming a member of them as Jon Favreau’s 2016 adaptation of “The Jungle Book” grossed $966 million. That movie additionally has a sequel in growth with Favreau set to return as director, although the timetable for that undertaking is up within the air as Favreau is at the moment engaged on season 2 of the Disney+ collection “The Mandalorian.”

Gatins is repped by UTA whereas Berloff is repped by CAA and Management 360. The sequel was first reported by Variety.

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