Deadline reports that Disney is currently developing a reimagining of One Thousand and One Nights, aka Arabian Nights, for film. The outlet reports that the project is currently titled 1,001 Nights and is being penned by Rise screenwriter, Arash Amel.
Details regarding the plot are currently unknown, however, it is expected that the movie will an original take with inspiration drawn from ancient folk tales and will be a standalone IP – meaning there will be no connection to Aladdin, despite Aladdin’s Wonderful Lamp being a known tale from the collection. The Arabian Nights collection of folk takes includes Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves and The Seven Voyages Of Sinbad The Sailor and consists of stories from across West, Central and South Asia, and North Africa.
Along with penning Rise, Amel also wrote A Private War, starring Rosamund Pike, and Grace of Monaco which starred Nicole Kidman. Along with 1,001 Nights, Amel is writing Snafu starring John Cena and Jackie Chan, Fred & Ginger starring Margaret Qualley and Jamie Bell, and Seducing Ingrid Bergman based on the book by Chris Greenhalgh.
As of now, 1,001 Nights does not yet have a director or release date.