It doesn't look like Disney will stop its Live- Action stampede any time soon with Aladdin being the latest animation to be tampered with. I'm not sure how I feel about a prequel based on the origins of the Genie, will it be a musical? Or will it take a more serious approach like Maleficent?
Disney is going back to the world of Aladdin, its 1992 animated classic, with a live-action prequel. The studio is developing Genies, a live-action comedy adventure that is being written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift. Tripp Vinson is on board to produce via his Vinson Films banner. Aladdin is a centuries-old Arabic folk tale that got the animated Disney treatment in 1992 in a film featuring Robin Williams as the voice of the blue-skinned Genie.