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Next Fairy Tale To Get New Live-Action Treatment Is ‘The Little Mermaid’
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The Little Mermaid is one of the best animated features that Walt Disney has made. What many may not know is that the tale didn’t begin there; the tale began in the brain of one of history’s greatest authors of children’s stories: Hans Christian Andersen. The Danish writer created The Little Mermaid in 1836, and has since been adapted many times including the classic Disney film.

Now comes word that a brand new movie based on the story is being developed as a new live-action feature film. The film is being developed by director Joe Wright, whose father founded The Little Angel Theatre Company, which also happens to have a Little Mermaid production using puppets that inspired screenwriter Abi Morgan to pen the adaption.

The Little Mermaid tells the story of a young mermaid who lives in an underwater utopia and is the daughter to said utopia’s king. Though she has a good life, when the mermaid falls in love with a human prince, she decides that it is her destiny to also become human so that she can be with the prince.

Joe Wright is best known for three of his previous films in Academy Award nominated Pride & Prejudice, Academy Award nominated Atonement, and The Soloist.

[Source: Deadline]

3 Comments »

  1. Lets hope they restore the real ending this time.

    Comment by Shilling — July 9, 2010 @ 10:00 am

  2. ^God, I hope so. That would be amazing. And I’m so excited that Joe Wright is directing, because I absolutely love his stuff.

    Comment by Emily — July 14, 2010 @ 12:58 pm

  3. I loved Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”. I’m interested to see how it will translate in live-action film. I’m not a huge fan of Joe Wright. While I didn’t dislike The Soloist or Atonement I didn’t love them either. They were just okay. As for Pride and Prejudice, I’m Predudiced. lol I loved the 1995 A&E version with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle so much that no other one compares. Colin Firth IS Darcy.

    I’m interested to see what Joe does with this though and admit I’ll probably go see it.

    Comment by Rogue Spyware — July 24, 2010 @ 4:57 pm

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