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Warner Bros developing a 7 film, CGI-driven Arabian Nights movie series

Jul. 24, 2014by:

Warner Bros is staking their claim in a potential major franchise by purchasing a script outline for a seven film series based on the classic collection of stories known as THE ARABIAN NIGHTS. One of the oldest story collections in the world, 1001 Nights has served as the basis for countless films, both live action and animated. Characters we have come to know like Aladdin and Sinbad originated in popular culture from the 8th century text. The most famous adaptations are, of course, the animated Disney film ALADDIN and multiple versions made for television.

It is important to note that Warner Bros has purchased a script treatment, not a fully developed movie screenplay. According to Deadline, the 90 page outline by David Weil would serve as the jumping off point for a major film series. The story claims this would be approached as the traditional tales with modern themes added alongside the need for large scale CGI special effects. With the popularity of Bible stories these days, THE ARABIAN NIGHTS could mark another trend in filmmaking genres.

With no writers or directors attached at this point, THE ARABIAN NIGHTS could fall apart and never come to fruition. But, seeing as the source material is public domain, the studio can take their time in making this one happen. I think there is a lot of potential in making an amazing movie based on these stories. The question now is which director would be right for the job?

Source: Deadline

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6:47PM on 07/24/2014
Hmmmm.... What white actors do I want to be in this? Mark Wahlberg?
Fingers crossed for a "teenagers take off your clothes" shout out

I know the small budget legit Christian movies do well, but did Noah do that well? And besides Noah, what else has their been? Just upcoming Exodus?
Hmmmm.... What white actors do I want to be in this? Mark Wahlberg?
Fingers crossed for a "teenagers take off your clothes" shout out

I know the small budget legit Christian movies do well, but did Noah do that well? And besides Noah, what else has their been? Just upcoming Exodus?
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6:28PM on 07/24/2014
I've said it before: How about you try to make one good movie first. Just one. Then we'll talk.
I've said it before: How about you try to make one good movie first. Just one. Then we'll talk.
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5:57PM on 07/24/2014

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me in! i was just thinking about these types of movies and why they havent been made in to some big budget pictures yet. Only Direct to DVD crap.
me in! i was just thinking about these types of movies and why they havent been made in to some big budget pictures yet. Only Direct to DVD crap.
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3:47PM on 07/24/2014
Yay, Muslims and their dopey shit.
Yay, Muslims and their dopey shit.
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3:18PM on 07/24/2014
Silly studio execs, you just can't apply the Marvel formula to anything.
Silly studio execs, you just can't apply the Marvel formula to anything.
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2:44PM on 07/24/2014
I think that announcing a 7 film CGI series before there is even a real script is counting your chickens before they hatch. Especially if they think that crowds are going to flock based on the fact that stories they know are roughly born from these stories. See John Carter for reference.
I think that announcing a 7 film CGI series before there is even a real script is counting your chickens before they hatch. Especially if they think that crowds are going to flock based on the fact that stories they know are roughly born from these stories. See John Carter for reference.
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