Disney has recently revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that they are developing a live-action spin off of one of their animated classics, Aladdin. With the working title “Genies,” the spin-off serves as a prequel and origin story of the powerful yet jolly genie and how he ended up being trapped in his lamp.
The scribes are Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, who are best known for the Friday the 13th remake. Disney is planning to use Genies as a lead in to a live action retelling of the main Aladdin movie, which is in line with the House of Mouse’s recent efforts at developing live-action takes of their classic franchises.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter