Disney is developing a live action fantasy and sci-fi-infused feature film that is inspired by the classic Middle East folk tale collection, One Thousand And One Nights, aka Arabian Nights.
The project, currently titled 1001 Nights, is being written by and exec-produced by Arash Amel (Rise, A Private War).
Plot details are being kept under wraps but Deadline reports that this will be an original take drawn from the ancient folk tales and will be a standalone IP, not related to any existing Disney properties such as their Aladdin franchise. Aladdin’s Wonderful Lamp is one of the stories contained in the Arabian Nights collection, along with other well known stores such as Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves and The Seven Voyages Of Sinbad The Sailor. The work was collected over many centuries by various authors, translators, and scholars across West, Central and South Asia, and North Africa. Some of the stories, including Aladdin, were added in later editions.