Friday The 13th Writers Developing Disneys Aladdin Prequel

Friday The 13th 2009 and Freddy vs Jason writers Mark Swift and Damion Shannon will always have their names etched in stone within the Friday The 13th franchise as well as the Horror genre, but creatively the duo probably strives to expand into different areas of story telling and it looks like they have got their chance. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Swift and Shannon are writing a live action prequel film to the 1992 Disney animated classic Aladdin.

From THR
Disney is going back to the world of Aladdin, its 1992 animated classic, with a live-action prequel.

The studio is developing Genies, a live-action comedy adventure that is being written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift. Tripp Vinson is on board to produce via his Vinson Films banner.

Aladdin is a centuries-old Arabic folk tale that got the animated Disney treatment in 1992 in a film featuring Robin Williams as the voice of the blue-skinned Genie.

The movie tells the story of Aladdin, a street urchin who finds a lamp that unleashes a Genie who grants him three wishes. A love interest and a sorcerer also figure into the proceedings.

The new project would focus on the realm of the Genies and reveal how Aladdin's Genie ended up enslaved in the lamp

We think it is great to see Mark and Damion get a crack at such a beloved franchise outside of Horror and wish them luck in bringing the story to whole new generation of filmgoers.