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Sony wants to tell the dark Little Mermaid story

May. 23, 2011by:
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You guys remember that version of THE LITTLE MERMAID when Ariel finally got her prince to be with her then one night she tore off his head and ate it? Yeah, I don't either cause I just made it up. But there is a dark version of the tale coming, but obviously it won't be anything like that.

Sony has picked up MERMAID: A TWIST ON A CLASSIC TALE, a book by Carolyn Turgeon. As of late, the re-working of fairy tales has replaces the vampire trend, even though that bandwagon isn't completely over. Shana Feste (COUNTRY STRONG) will write and direct. Tobey Maguire and Jenno Topping, who worked with Feste on COUNTRY STRONG, are producing.

The darker mermaid tell centers on, "a princess who, in order to save her ravaged kingdom, sets out on a dangerous journey to marry the prince of her rival kingdom, not knowing that a beautiful mermaid has fallen for the same man and has sacrificed everything to be with him." Instead the mermaid having the main point of view, this princess will be the focus.

The original story of THE LITTLE MERMAID from Hans Christian Andersen was darker than the Disney film. In the end, she sacrificed being a mermaid again because she would not kill the prince. The mermaid throws herself into the water and dissolves into sea foam. While her spirit does rise and making her a daughter of the air, the mermaid must earn her soul back by doing good deeds then she can eventually rise up into the Kingdom of God.

Extra Tidbit: Is there any fairy tale adaptations out there that you are looking forward to?
Source: THR

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12:34PM on 08/19/2011
You should really credit the artist you used that image from, but since you didn't, here is his deviantart Twisted Princess gallery link: [link]
You should really credit the artist you used that image from, but since you didn't, here is his deviantart Twisted Princess gallery link: [link]
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10:02AM on 05/24/2011
Reviews say the book is "surprisingly dark" so maybe it could be interesting, or it could go the way of HCA's original idea and get lightened up....again. If anyone is interested, check out "The Child Thief" by Brom. It's a dark retelling of Peter Pan. Pretty good.
Reviews say the book is "surprisingly dark" so maybe it could be interesting, or it could go the way of HCA's original idea and get lightened up....again. If anyone is interested, check out "The Child Thief" by Brom. It's a dark retelling of Peter Pan. Pretty good.
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11:26PM on 05/23/2011
I hope someday before this whole fad blows over someone will come out with a faithful telling of a fairy tale that doesn't sugarcoat the dark cautionary ending. Not every fairy tale has a downer ending, but many of them are a bit chauvinistic when scrutinized.

And I suppose if I'm looking forward to anything it'd be the Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters, though that is a tale I'd be interested in seeing an origin on, because in any iteration, it's very much a horror story. Though I don't
I hope someday before this whole fad blows over someone will come out with a faithful telling of a fairy tale that doesn't sugarcoat the dark cautionary ending. Not every fairy tale has a downer ending, but many of them are a bit chauvinistic when scrutinized.

And I suppose if I'm looking forward to anything it'd be the Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters, though that is a tale I'd be interested in seeing an origin on, because in any iteration, it's very much a horror story. Though I don't expect the Witch Hunters to be a real horror movie.
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11:21PM on 05/23/2011
Country Strong does not inspire confidence in this project. However, fairy tales should be retold. They should be retold in new ways appropriate to each generation. They should be retold as the gory, tragic tales of warning that they originally were. The Disney versions are great, but other versions can also communicate beautiful truth.
Country Strong does not inspire confidence in this project. However, fairy tales should be retold. They should be retold in new ways appropriate to each generation. They should be retold as the gory, tragic tales of warning that they originally were. The Disney versions are great, but other versions can also communicate beautiful truth.
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7:51PM on 05/23/2011
For the love of God, woman. Proofread your articles before posting.
For the love of God, woman. Proofread your articles before posting.
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7:45PM on 05/23/2011
Could be interesting, as long they're not going with a "Twilight" aproach with this.
Could be interesting, as long they're not going with a "Twilight" aproach with this.
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6:06PM on 05/23/2011
The new fad is reworking fairy tales, but have any actually came out recently that proved to be a success? All of these studios have movies in production, and they're just hoping that Fairy tales are the new superhero movies.
But hey, they could be good.
Tidbit - Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters.
The new fad is reworking fairy tales, but have any actually came out recently that proved to be a success? All of these studios have movies in production, and they're just hoping that Fairy tales are the new superhero movies.
But hey, they could be good.
Tidbit - Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters.
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6:01PM on 05/23/2011

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Will he still have a boner?
Will he still have a boner?
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5:16PM on 05/23/2011

S.A.T.

I had a reading passage on my S.A.T. exam a few years ago telling the actual story of the little mermaid. It was the only reading passage I cared about on that exam lol.
I had a reading passage on my S.A.T. exam a few years ago telling the actual story of the little mermaid. It was the only reading passage I cared about on that exam lol.
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