Disney Studios live-action adaptation of Aladdin has been filming for a couple months now over in London, England. We know the majority of the castings as of now, but its the team working behind the scenes that is just as exciting!
Alan Stewart will be moving up from second unit cinematographer to main cinematographer on Aladdin. His other credits include Mary Poppins Returns, King Arthur, and Creed.
Oscar nominated production designer Gemma Jackson is also on the project. Her credits include Finding Neverland, Game of Thrones, and King Arthur. She’ll be working alongside set decorator Tina Jones (Assassin’s Creed, Hercules, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) , who is another Arthur and Thrones alum.
There are also quite a few on the production team that have worked on big comic book films.
Aladdin’s costume designer Michael Wilkinson is one of the only people that didn’t work on King Arthur. However, his extensive credits are impressive as they include 300, Watchmen, Justice League, Tron: Legacy, Batman v Superman, Man of Steel, and Sky High
The film’s special effects supervisor Mark Holt is no stranger to the DCEU either working on Wonder Woman and Justice League. Visual effects supervisor Chas Jarrett previously worked on Logan and the first two Harry Potter films.
Adam Kirley, the stunt coordinator worked on Kingsman and Kingsman The Golden Circle as well as Disney’s live-action Beauty And The Beast remake.
The cast for Aladdin includes Mena Massoud (Jack Ryan) as Aladdin, Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) as Jasmine, Will Smith (Bad Boys) as the iconic Genie, Marwan Kenzari (The Mummy 2017) as the villainous Jafar, Numan Acar (Prison Break) as Head of the guards Akim, Navid Negahban (Homeland) as The Sultan, Nasim Pedrad (SNL) as Mara and Billy Magnussen (Into The Woods) as Prince Anders. Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes) will direct.Original Aladdin composer Alen Menken is on board to compose the remake. With Oscar winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land) on board to write new music for the film.
The live action adaptation will follow the same story as the 1992 hit animated film That follows a street urchin who vies for the love of a beautiful princess, and uses a genie’s magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her.
Aladdin will hit theaters on May 24, 2019.