As has been all the rage lately, Disney is continuing to mine its animated hits with the hope of creating live-action successes. The latest in this new tradition, which already includes Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, and Maleficent, will be Genies. The film will be serve as a prequel to Disney’s 1992 smash Aladdin, which featured the vocal talents of the late great Robin Williams.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Genies will be written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, who rose to fame writing horror flicks like Freddy vs Jason and the Friday the 13th remake. The film will reportedly take place in the magical realm of genies, and tell the story of how Aladdin’s genie eventually ends up trapped in a lamp. The hope for the project is that it is a big enough success to lead to a live-action Aladdin remake, where the titular character releases the genie from the lamp- as the fable goes.
Genies is still in the early stages of its development, so it’s a ways off.
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter