It looks as though Disney’s upcoming live-action Aladdin production is getting a script rewrite. The film – a remake of the Oscar-winning 1992 animated hit that starred Robin Williams as the voice of the Genie – is being directed by long-time gangster movie enthusiast Guy Ritchie. Vanessa Taylor, writer of several Game of Thrones episodes, will tackle the rewrite of frequent Tim Burton collaborator, John August’s (Dark Shadows, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), script.

Ritchie is still busy getting things nailed down before the film heads into production, which may take place late this year or early 2018. There had previously been much speculation over who would take on the iconic Genie role, but ...

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