Disney Hires Vanessa Taylor for Aladdin Rewrites

Former Games of Thrones writer Vanessa Taylor will be working on the rewrites for the live-action adaptation of Aladdin. The script was originally written by John August, who the Charlie's Angels films, and several Tim Burton films. August was coincidentally an executive producer for Disney's The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, another Disney … Continue reading Disney Hires Vanessa Taylor for Aladdin Rewrites

Stars for Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Announced: Mena Massoud to Play Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine

It was recently revealed that Disney was struggling with casting their leads for the live-action Aladdin movie which caused quite the uproar on social media, fans wanted to know why, and fancasts were everywhere. Well, it has been announced less than a week after that whole ordeal. Disney broke the news at their #D23Expo and … Continue reading Stars for Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Announced: Mena Massoud to Play Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine

Disney Passes on Riz Ahmed and Dev Patel; Struggling to Find Stars for Live-Action ‘Aladdin’

Unfortunately, Disney does not have a magic lamp they can rub to cast the stars for its live-action remake of Aladdin and that has led to a few issues. Disney and director Guy Ritchie launched a global casting call in March for the 1992 animated musical live-action remake but have yet to find their street … Continue reading Disney Passes on Riz Ahmed and Dev Patel; Struggling to Find Stars for Live-Action ‘Aladdin’

3 Reasons Why Guy Ritchie Should Not Direct ‘Aladdin’

Here are 3 reasons why Guy Ritchie, director of King Arthur, Man from UNCLE, and Sherlock Holmes, should not direct the live-action Aladdin. The film is casting right now, but I feel that it is still early enough in the production to course-correct. The dismal response for King Arthur and the recent outcries for diversity behind the camera might encourage … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why Guy Ritchie Should Not Direct ‘Aladdin’

Live-Action ‘Sinbad’ Will Have Middle Eastern Lead, and Potentially White Co-lead

Wonderful news for Middle Eastern actors. Recently Disney released casting calls for Middle Eastern actors for the live-action Aladdin and the same will happen for the titular character of Sinbad. Sinbad is getting the live-action treatment, however, it seems the producers of Sinbad are making a few mistakes. The Hollywood Reporters reports that producers David Hoberman and … Continue reading Live-Action ‘Sinbad’ Will Have Middle Eastern Lead, and Potentially White Co-lead