We got our first look at the Aladdin film today and boy is it cinematic! The 1 minute and a half teaser trailer gives us a look at the scope of the film as well as a few characters we’re looking forward to. Are you ready to join up with the street rat?
The teaser shows us a long look at the ever expansive desert, a reminder of just how important civilization is. Agrabah looms in the distance as travelers make their way to a mysterious cave. A booming, threatening voice tells the travelers that only one may enter the cave, one who is worthy. Then we see the source of the voice, the iconic tiger-headed cave that slams it’s jaws shut once someone enters. They must be a “diamond in the rough”. Kind of like someone named Aladdin? The young man grabs a lamp in awe before it cuts to black.
While this is an incredibly small teaser as to what’s to come, it’s promising in it’s visuals. Director Guy Ritchie is known for his fast-paced, upclose camera angles, but there doesn’t seem to be too much in these shots. The shots of the desert are gorgeous, the hue is almost other-worldly. And of course the cavern looks pretty, too. There’s no shots of Genie, Jasmine, the Sultan, or Jafar but did you see Iago? I sure did! I’m looking forward to more.
Check out the teaser trailer below and let us know what you think! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more Disney trailer fun.
“Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, the film is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.” “Aladdin” stars Will Smith as the larger-than-life Genie; Mena Massoud as the charming scoundrel Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine, the beautiful, self-determined princess; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, the powerful sorcerer; Navid Negahban as the Sultan concerned with his daughter’s future; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s free-spirited best friend and confidante; Billy Magnussen as the handsome and arrogant suitor Prince Anders; and Numan Acar as Hakim, Jafar’s right-hand man and captain of the palace guards.
The film is produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich with Marc Platt and Kevin De La Noy serving as executive producers. Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and two new songs written by Menken and songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.The film, which was shot on practical stages in London and on location amidst the stunning desert vistas of Jordan, has a talented creative team helping to bring Agrabah to life, including: director of photography Alan Stewart, production designer Gemma Jackson and costume designer Michael Wilkinson.
Aladdin flies into theaters May 24th, 2019.
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