Disney is working on a live-action version of One Thousand and One Nights.
The famous collection of oriental tales that has already been adapted many times to the cinema.
The Disney version will have a fantasy / sci-fi cut and will be titled 1001 Nights . Apparently, he will have no connection with Aladdin, also taken from one of the stories in the collection, or with other Disney properties.
The film is being written by Arash Amel , screenwriter of Grace of Monaco, A Private War and Rise – The True Story of Antetokounmpo , a film released on Disney + and centered on the true story of NBA champion Giannis Antetokounmpo .
Among the most famous tales of The Thousand and One Nights , we also remember Ali Baba and the forty thieves and Sinbad the sailor . The collection has been compiled over the centuries by various authors, translators and scholars, and includes tales of Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Indian and Persian origin.
Arash Amel also wrote Fred & Ginger , the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers biopic that will star Jamie Bell and Margaret Qualley , and will be produced by Amazon Studios. Plus The Ministry