Released in theatres on October 14, 25 years after Philippe de Broca’s comedy The Thousand and One Nights, the famous collection of Persian tales has a brand new French adaptation from the actor/director Arthur Benzaquen, marking his first feature film. (…)
The flying carpet itself, along with the two heroes, Aladdin and his sidekick, was filmed on green screens in a Brussels-area studio. A previz was used to prepare camera angles and the motions of the carpet. Yves Barta’s special effects company, Fantasmagorie, provided its platform on jacks, the movements of which simulated the movements of the carpet. “This platform was very well suited to simulating the flying-carpet effect,” said Nicolas Lacroix.