“The Little Mermaid” gets three different adaptations. It’s not a secret that Disney is famous for its live-action remakes. After the success of “Beauty and the Beast,” the studio announced that it will develop several reboots. It is already working on the remake of “The Little Mermaid,” but Disney is not alone in this race as Universal and Kingsway Productions will release their own versions of the movie. This means at least three “The Little Mermaid” movies are in the works..
The Disney version
After the tremendous success of “Beauty and the Beast,” Disney announced another live-action remake “The Little Mermaid.” The studio has teamed up with Conglomerate Media and Kingsway Productions for this project. Blake Harris has penned the script, and Chris Bouchard is the director. The cast includes William Moseley, Loreto Peralta, and #Gina Gershon. The Disney version of “The Little Mermaid” is scheduled to be released this December. The studio says the new movie will have some exciting songs.
The version of Kingsway Productions
A few days ago, Kingsway Productions released the first teaser trailer of “The Little Mermaid” to create excitement among Hollywood fans. The trailer gives glimpses of the character of Claire Crosby. There are rumors that Sofia Coppola is directing this project, but nothing is confirmed. The studio says that another teaser trailer will be released by the end of this week.
We feel that this version would make us forget about “Cinderella,” “Jungle Book,” and “Beauty and the Beast.” The cast includes Poppy Drayton, Shirley MacLaine, Gina Gershon, Loreto Peralta, and William Moseley. The story is about a young girl Elle, and her uncle Cam. According to The Daily Campus, Kingsway Productions will release the movie this October.
The Universal version
Just like Disney and Kingsway Productions, Universal has announced its classic “The Little Mermaid.” According to Sun Herald, Chloe Moretz plays the role of Ariel in this movie. She was previously in the news for her works in “The Amityville Horror,” and “Kick Ass.” This time, the actress is going to play a different character so fans have high expectations. The script is written by Richard Curtis, who already penned the stories of “Bridget Jones's Diary” and “Love Actually.” There are rumors that Sophia Coppola will direct this project, but the studio has not confirmed anything. Nothing is known about the plot of Universal's adaptation, but we assume that the movie will be better than the original cartoon.