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Newswire: Guy Ritchie, fabulous he, will direct a live-action Aladdin movie for Disney

According to Deadline, Sherlock Holmes director Guy Ritchie is going to show you a world, one that’s shining, shimmering, splendid, and may or may not feature a sentient-ish flying carpet, a very expressive monkey, and a genie who has phenomenal cosmic powers but an itty bitty living space. In other words, he’s doing a live-action remake of Aladdin, Disney’s 1992 Oscar-winning animated classic. Guy Ritchie may seem like a weird pick for Disney’s wave of live-action remakes, but at its heart, Aladdin is a film about a criminal from the wrong side of the streets who puts on an elaborate scheme in order to try and win the heart of the woman he loves. If you were to picture that story on the gritty streets of London instead of Agrabah, it would be about as Guy Ritchie as you can get (well, it would be, if …

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