Adam Green announces Aladdin, a feature-length film coming Spring 2016
Adam Green has just announced a feature-length film called Adam Green's Aladdin, which will be accompanied by a series of international art shows, live performances, and a full-length soundtrack coming via Totally Gross National Product later this Spring.
Noisey has just shared the first teaser for the film, and had this to say about the project:
Adam Green's Aladdin is not simply a standalone film—Green has composed the entire soundtrack, which will be released as an album and extensively toured, plus he's curating a host of international art shows where you'll be able to submerge yourself in his otherwordly sets. Seriously he constructed and painted everything—from the tables, to the throne, to the guillotine, to the camel. It's nuts! First up is an exhibit Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland on January 22nd. (Click here for more information.) –Kim Taylor Bennett (NOISEY)
Here is a full description of the massive scope of this brilliant endeavor, from the artist himself:
"Ciao Paesanos, It’s your old folk-singing friend Adam Green! If you’ve wondered why you haven’t seen me around lately snorting rails in your local bathroom stalls, it’s because I’ve been working on the creative project of a lifetime called Adam Green’s Aladdin.More videos, music, and information coming soon! For now, watch the teaser for the film here:
"It’s my own version of Aladdin wherein the lamp is a 3D printer, the princess is a decadent socialite like a Kardashian, and the planet gets a sex change. It’s a feature film, it’s a soundtrack album, it’s a massive NYC community art-project, and it’s going to be a world tour that will begin in spring of this year!
"The movie is set entirely inside a papier-mâché world. Filmed in a massive Brooklyn warehouse, we constructed a papier-mâché painted universe where real actors could act as if they were inside a real-life cartoon. The goal was to make a sort of Wizard of Oz out of cardboard. We constructed 500 props and 30 rooms all out of phone books, newspapers, glue, and house-paint. n a way it felt like we were constructing an analogue version of the internet.
"There’s a lot of incredible actors and musicians that you will recognize in the film. It stars Macaulay Culkin, Natasha Lyonne (Orange Is the New Black), Bip Ling, and Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development). The great painter Francesco Clemente plays the Genie. As well, you will see many NYC musicians including Devendra Banhart, Andrew Van Wyngarden, Rodrigo Amarante, Regina Spektor, Zoe Kravitz, and Har Mar Superstar all acting in this movie!
"In the upcoming months I’ll be getting you guys more info about when the Aladdin album is gonna come out, how you can see this damn movie, and when I will be coming to your town on the Aladdin tour. And I wanted to formally announce the project today by sharing with you guys a little 60 second announcement with some clips from the movie so you can start to see what is going on inside my brain these days!! I’m so excited for 2016 and to put this out! Thanks 4 reading x AG"
Some notable cast members!
Har Mar Superstar
Andrew VanWyngarden (MGMT)
Zoe Kravitz (Lolawolf)
Rodrigo Amarante (Little Joy)
Binki Shapiro (Little Joy)
Toby Goodshank (Moldy Peaches)
Alix Brown (Bass Bosco Del Rey)
Chris Egan (Drummer Solange, Blood Orange)
Macaulay Culkin (Pizza Underground)
Parker Kindred (Drummer Jeff Buckley, Joan As Policewoman)
Matt Hitt (Drowners)
Michael Cummings (Skaters)
Penn Badgely (MXTHR)
Devon Church (Exit Music)
Lyla Vander (Bad Girlfriend)
Jack Dishel (Only Son, Moldy Peaches)
For pics search #adamgreensaladdin on Instagram and for more details about the project in general click here.