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Disney eyeing “The Little Mermaid” for their next live-action movie

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With the live-action Beauty and the Beast trailer just becoming the most watched teaser trailer in a 24 hour period ever, it comes as no surprise that Disney is eyeing another one of their classic renaissance movies for a possible remake.

According to Deadline, Disney executives are apparently in the early stages of reviving Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid as a live-action feature. Even though the project is just in early stages a new fresh take on the story made Disney production chiefs interested in evaluating whether to proceed with a live-action remake of the classic mermaid tale. Deadline is also reporting that discussion have been taken place with major producers.

The 1989 animated Disney movie was a huge success for Disney and with The Jungle Book live action movie making $860 million at the worldwide box office, Disney wants to strike while the iron is hot with creating new inventive ways of showing of their fairy tales.

There is some competition though in the mermaid waters with Universal coming out with their own version of The Little Mermaid tale starring Chloe Grace Moretz.

Do you want to see a live-action Disney remake of The Little Mermaid?

12 Comments

  1. Amanda

    Yes I want to see how Disney would come up with this live action Movie big fan of Beauty and the Beast can’t wait to see next I do hope they will proceed with this

  2. Yes i want a remake of the little mermaid

  3. ASHLIE the mermaid

    This would be so amazing if they made a live action little mermaid film!!! I’m a huge fan of ariel an disney altogether 🙂 ? ? ? keep dreaming an making dreams come true! Love you corrine Anderson!! Your amazing 🙂 love your life!

  4. leslie

    would love a live action version! especially if dove cameron played ariel!!!

  5. Yes! I’m surprised they haven’t done it already!

    1. EricJ

      Well, there was (or wasn’t?) rumors of Sophia Coppola being the perfect “teenage girl” director for Ariel a few years ago, but by the time the Funny or Die parody video came out, the project had been laughed off the map:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPT4bdo1kZw

      (Now Disney’s just pretending those jokes didn’t happen, and selling it as a followup to their Cinderella/Beauty.)

      1. Zac Covault

        Actually, the Sophia Coppola version wasn’t for Disney it was to make the Anderson version into a movie she dropped out and now it is being made by different company with a different director. Picture of Ariel were wrongly used in most articles because most people have never read the actual story.

  6. Skytazhia

    Yes plz plz plz plz !!!

  7. Skytazhia

    That would be so awesome

  8. Samantha

    Yes yes yes! Huge Disney fan as well as Hans Christian Anderson, I’ve read the original story. I really hope they do make this video!???????????

  9. Pang

    I will be waiting for it. I’m a huge fan of Disney and my friend also loves Ariel so much! ???

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