We have an exclusive look at photos and details for Aladdin thanks to Disney and Insight Editions’ The Art and Making of Aladdin. The soon to be released book provides a behind-the-scenes look at Disney’s upcoming live-action remake and star Mena Massoud who’s playing Aladdin. The film is currently in the midst of its marketing campaign as anticipation builds for the summer release.
Aladdin is the next live-action re-imagining of a classic animated movie to come from Disney, and fans of the original are hoping to see it do justice to the beloved 1992 film. The difficulty that can come with these remakes, though, is figuring out how much nostalgia to lean on to stay true to the previous versions of the film, while also adding to the story and characters when possible. For Aladdin, it is up to director Guy Ritchie to bring the popular characters and beautiful visuals to life once again. To do this, Ritchie and Disney brought Will Smith aboard as a rapping Genie and cast Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott as Aladdin and Jasmine, respectively.
Screen Rant can now exclusively debut two pages from Disney and Insight Editions’ The Art and Making of Aladdin which highlight Massoud’s portrayal of the titular street rat and the immaculate set design for the Sultan’s palace. The book is written by Emily Zelmer and, as you’ll see, is filled with wonderful imagery and stories. The first image showcases Massoud’s Aladdin, but also includes quotes from him and producer Jonathan Eirich on the casting process and the updated version of the character. The second image shares several new looks at the set for Sultan’s palace. Check out the two spreads from The Art and Making of Aladdin below.
Everything You Need to Know About Mena Massoud’s Aladdin
An Exclusive Look at Sultan’s Palace in Live-Action Aladdin
With the detailed looks that these two spreads provide, The Art and Making of Aladdin is going to be a must have for fans of the upcoming movie. The full book features more images straight from the magical movie and new details about the development and production. Special looks at Smith’s Genie and new characters like Nasim Pedrad’s Dalia are included too, along with more in-depth features on them.
The book also features exclusive interviews with Ritchie about his adaptation, as well as legendary composer Alan Menken and La La Land lyrcists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who wrote original songs for the live-action movie. Interested parties can pre-order the book now for $45.00 and begin diving in to the content when it is released on April 30, 2019, or you can wait a few weeks and purchase it after seeing the new movie, which hits theaters on May 24, 2019. With the stunning visuals on display in these images though, The Art and Making of Aladdin should satisfy anyone looking for more Aladdin related content.
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Source: Insight Editions