Like some kind of Michel Gondry orgy taking place in Pee-wee’s Playhouse, the trailer for Adam Green’s Aladdin leaves the viewer asking, “Hrm?” The fantasy film features some of Hollywood’s hippest crowd: Natasha Lyonne, Macaulay Culkin, Alia Shawkat, Zoë Kravitz, and more. The official synopsis states:
Set in the modern day world, Adam’s hyper-sensory, poetic and humorously subversive take on the classic Arabian Nights tale stars Adam as Aladdin living with his dysfunctional family in a “regular” American town ruled by a corrupt Sultan with a decadent socialite daughter.
The film is the second feature from musician, artist, and filmmaker Adam Green (one half of the Moldy Peaches). It’s weird, it’s sexy, it’s colorful, and it’s probably too cool for you. But it has a chair made of asparagus. So, you be the judge.