Disney‘s live-action remake of’ ‘Aladdin’ flew above all expectations last May and ended its theatrical run with a whopping $1 Billion at the global box office.
Now, it looks like the powerhouse studio are set to grant fans of the film their wish. For, a new report has revealed that the wheels are a-turning for a sequel.
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According to Variety, producers have spent six months mapping out the direction and narrative of an ‘Aladdin’ follow-up; combing over whether there was scope to revisit Agrabah.
And it appears there is.
While it’s not yet known if director Guy Ritchie will return, word is that original producers Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich are officially back on-board, with Ryan Halprin also in the mix as exec producer.
The 1992 animated film spawned two sequels, but there’s no confirmation as at writing as to whether – if at all – the stories explored will be revisited for the live-action follow-up.
In this instance, John Gatins and Andrea Berloff have been tapped to write the script, which will prove super integral to the process of accelerating the project.
For, the same report asserts that offers to stars such as Will Smith (who played Genie), as well as Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott (who appeared as Aladdin and Jasmine respectively) won’t go out until the script has been finalized. Although, that’s typically a formality.
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