More often than not, Guy Ritchie is drawn to the criminal underworld when taking on new film projects.
So news from the Hollywood Reporter that the Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels director has agreed to adapt Disney classic Aladdin, the story of a poor thief rising through the ranks of society, into a live-action movie shouldn't come as any surprise.
But at the same time, it should, because: what is Disney thinking?
The original was packed to the rafters with casual racism and scimitar-wielding henchmen – and that was for kids. What on Earth must Ritchie got planned?
What's more, the John August-penned script is set to retain most of the music from the original.
Will Ritchie be able to do the film justice without the presence of the late Robin Williams as Genie? We'll have to wait and see.