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Disney contemplating a live-action version of The Little Mermaid

05.25.2016
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If you were to tell me that Disney was just now thinking about putting a live-action version of THE LITTLE MERMAID in motion, I'd be flabbergasted that it wasn't being prepped to get into production in the coming months already. After all, with all the business The Mouse has been drumming up with these live-action remakes in recent years, THE LITTLE MERMAID would seem like a no-brainer. However, that is one that hasn't been in the development stages yet... that is, until now. 

As it stands currently, a live-action take on THE LITTLE MERMAID is in the early stages of consideration among the Disney brass, with a new take on the material having been presented that might push the project towards happening. According to Deadline, discussions with potential producers have already taken place, with a few that already have a strong connection to the studio in the mix. 

Look... this film is going to happen eventually. It's not really a matter of if but when. Disney has more than a few of these live-action movies in various stages of being made - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, PETE'S DRAGON, CRUELLA, JUNGLE CRUISE, DUMBO, that MARY POPPINS sequel, THE JUNGLE BOOK 2, MALEFICENT 2, a TINKER BELL movie, etc. - that they don't need to rush THE LITTLE MERMAID into action. They can take their time with Ariel and make sure they assemble the right team to make it happen. And even though Universal has their own LITTLE MERMAID coming along with Chloe Moretz attached, that's not the Disney version. This is the one fans will want... they might just have to wait a bit for it to become part of their world. 

 

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Source: Deadline

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1:59PM on 05/26/2016

Sword in the Stone

Sword in the Stone, that is all.
Sword in the Stone, that is all.
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9:58AM on 05/26/2016
Absolutely right that it's only a matter of time. Disney has been knocking it out of the park (for the most part) with these live-action adaptations. I just want them to do Aladdin, get someone to do mo-cap for the genie and they'd be all set for another hit.
Absolutely right that it's only a matter of time. Disney has been knocking it out of the park (for the most part) with these live-action adaptations. I just want them to do Aladdin, get someone to do mo-cap for the genie and they'd be all set for another hit.
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8:08PM on 05/25/2016
At this point, I'm just assuming that every Disney animated film is fair game for a live action treatment. Makes me wonder if other studios will follow Disney and do the same thing. Live action Toy Story and Shrek might be right around the corner.
At this point, I'm just assuming that every Disney animated film is fair game for a live action treatment. Makes me wonder if other studios will follow Disney and do the same thing. Live action Toy Story and Shrek might be right around the corner.
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8:08PM on 05/25/2016

I'd love it but....

How are they going to address the issue of them speaking underwater without it sounding dubbed over? "Realistically", it would just sound bubbly.
How are they going to address the issue of them speaking underwater without it sounding dubbed over? "Realistically", it would just sound bubbly.
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5:25PM on 05/25/2016
This is separate from the one sofia coppola was going to make?
This is separate from the one sofia coppola was going to make?
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11:16PM on 05/25/2016
That was Universal's version, I really thought it was Disney's…
That was Universal's version, I really thought it was Disney's…
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5:00PM on 05/25/2016
I agree with Stratburst. If by every Live-Action-Remake they make, we get a Wreckt-it Ralph, Zootopia and Big Hero 6, then keep'em coming.
I agree with Stratburst. If by every Live-Action-Remake they make, we get a Wreckt-it Ralph, Zootopia and Big Hero 6, then keep'em coming.
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4:42PM on 05/25/2016

Why am I not surprised?

These live-action remakes have all been making serious bank for the Mouse House so it's not surprising they're putting more in the pipeline. I just hope Disney keeps remembering to make great animated films ... and Pixar needs to lay off the sequels.
These live-action remakes have all been making serious bank for the Mouse House so it's not surprising they're putting more in the pipeline. I just hope Disney keeps remembering to make great animated films ... and Pixar needs to lay off the sequels.
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