Apparently the ideas department at Disney has either dried up or been laid off because instead of coming up with new films the studio has turned its attention to giving some of its classic animations live-action remakes.

We’ve already had the Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast, with Dumbo, Lion King and Mulan also in the works.

Right now, though, it’s the turn of that charming scoundrel from Agrabah, also known as Aladdin.

The original 1992 film – made famous by Robin William’s iconic performance as Genie – is hands down one of the best Disney films ever made (although, shockingly, Hook writer Alfie Powell admitted he’d never actually seen the film this morning. Fool.)

In case you’ve forgotten, Aladdin tells the story of a street rat who falls in love with Princess Jasmine (my first crush), and together with a magic Genie, a flying carpet and a monkey sidekick, they must stop evil sorcerer Jafar from taking over the kingdom.

The first teaser trailer for the Guy Ritchie’s live-action version, starring Will Smith as Genie, is officially here.

Check it out below:

While there’s still no peek at Will Smith’s Genie, there’s still plenty to dissect.

The trailer begins with a bird’s eye view of Agrabah as a parrot – who I presume is Jafar’s companion Iago – soars overhead.

We then get a glimpse of the tiger’s mouth at the entrance of the Cave of Wonders, with the outline of Jafar standing out front as Aladdin disappears inside where the guardian of the cave says “only one may enter here… one whose worth lies far within… the diamond in the rough.”

The trailer end with Aladdin about to get his hands on the lamp where Genie resides.

Consider me into it.

Set for release in May 2019, the remake sees newcomer Mena Massoud take on the role as the eponymous prince of thieves, with Naomi Scott as the courageous Jasmine and Marwan Kenzari as Jafar.

It’s been confirmed as a musical too, so that will be interesting to hear how that turns out.

Could we see a Will Smith/Fresh Prince “GettinJiggy wit It” style song? God I hope so.

The trailer came after Smith teased it on Instagram:

I’m usually quite sceptical about these remakes but I’m actually pretty excited about this one.

All this talk about Aladdin has given me a massive urge to play the Aladdin game on Sega Mega Drive, though.

Does anyone remember this?

That’s my childhood right there.

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