Movies 12.10.2018 04:26 pm

WATCH: First trailer for ‘Aladdin’ live-action remake

A scene from the 1992 animated movie Aladdin. Picture: AFP

A scene from the 1992 animated movie Aladdin. Picture: AFP

The live-action remake of the hit 1992 animated movie now has its first teaser trailer.

Disney is taking moviegoers back to Agrabah with a new Aladdin movie.

The studio’s famous animated feature was released in 1992 and proved a global hit, grossing $504 million. Now, the studio has started teasing its forthcoming live-action version, slated for release in US theatres on May 24, 2019.

Disney shared a first glimpse of the movie yesterday on YouTube. The teaser shows Aladdin, played by Mena Massoud, going into a cave to retrieve the lamp, soundtracked with music well-known to fans of the original animation.

The teaser lands a day after Will Smith ― who plays Genie ― shared the movie’s first poster on social media.

The new live-action version of Aladdin is directed by Guy Ritchie, the latest in a line of filmmakers to helm adaptations of Disney animations, after Cinderella, The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast. Remakes of Dumbo and The Lion King are also in the works.

On the cast, Mena Massoud and Will Smith are joined by Naomi Scott (Jasmine), Marwan Kenzari (Jafar) and Navid Negahban (The Sultan).

Watch the trailer below:

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