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Sinbad says he’ll make genie movie the internet thinks he already made

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If you remember a ’90s genie movie starring Sinbad called Shazaam, you might want to think again — despite numerous users on Reddit and around the internet recalling the film, it doesn’t actually exist. But it soon could.

As documented by the New Statesman, numerous people have recalled seeing the film, which purportedly stars the comedian as an incompetent genie who granted wishes to two young children.

Hundreds of Redditors have used the site to discuss their memories of Shazaam and to try to find evidence it exists — even though Sinbad himself confirmed a few months ago he never made such a film. (What does actually exist is a movie made in the ’90s called Kazaam, which starred Shaquille O’Neal as a genie.)

On Thursday, Sinbad addressed the Shazaam issue again on Twitter and said he’d make a genie movie so everyone could put the matter to rest. “Okay for all you people who think I did a genie movie. Well haven’t done one YET, but I am going to do one so we can close this chapter,” he wrote.

Read more about the (still nonexistent, at least for now) Shazaam at the New Statesman.