Disney Makes the Obvious Choice and Puts Guy Ritchie in Charge of the Live-Action Aladdin

You know, when I think “Aladdin,” I instantly think “Guy Ritchie.” It’s an automatic association for me.

In Disney’s quest to turn every single one of its properties into an ouroboros of cartoon-sequel-live action remake-live action sequel-cartoon again, Aladdin is going to join Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella as a live-action movie. And they’ve somehow landed on Guy Ritchie as the director.

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And given that Aladdin is a movie that takes place in the fictional Arabic country of Agrabah and is most beloved for the songs and the genie—and not the action sequences—Guy Ritchie is odd choice. The embodiment of the white macho id doesn’t exactly scream Aladdin.

Oh well, whatever, Disney. You’ve made worse decisions with regard to these.

[The Hollywood Reporter]

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