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Disney Developing Live Action ALADDIN Prequel

“Have you ever wondered how the Genie got into that lamp in the first place?”  Disney has been working hard the past few months searching through their extensive and profitable animated classic catalogue for properties ripe for translation to live action films.  They found success with Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent and Cinderella and now each week comes word of a new project in the works.  In the next few years fans will be treated to live action adaptations of Beauty and the Beast, Jungle Book, Mulan, Winnie the Pooh, Night on Bald Mountain, Dumbo and Prince Charming (and there may be more, I’ve lost track).  Now according to The Hollywood Reporter we may also be getting a prequel film based in the world of Aladdin about the Genie. Continue reading Disney Developing Live Action ALADDIN Prequel

Ewan McGregor has been cast as Lumiere

Ewan McGregor has joined the cast of the live action Beauty and the Beast as the human servant turned enchanted candelabra Lumiere.  This news comes on the heels of reports that Ian McKellen (X-Men) will be playing Cogsworth, Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beyond the Lights) will be playing Plumette (the feather duster named Babette in the animated feature), and Stanley Tucci (Hunger Games) will play Cadenza.  Variety reports that Cadenza is “a character not featured in the 1991 animated Beauty and the Beast – described as an enchanted servant who takes on the form of a grand piano (and is a “neurotic maestro”).” Continue reading Ewan McGregor has been cast as Lumiere

Live Action Mulan next up for the Mouse House

It feels like not too long ago that I was writing about Disney optioning to adapt Dumbo into a live action movie.  At the time I said it was a move that made sense since Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent and Cinderella all did well at the box office.  Even though they already have Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast and Dumbo in the works (and there were rumors of a Little Mermaid that could be directed by Sofia Coppola) reports broke yesterday that a live action version of Mulan could be next. Continue reading Live Action Mulan next up for the Mouse House