Disney fans everywhere, get ready for Ariel to become a part of the live action remake world. Disney executives are in the early stages of planning the film. The Little Mermaid was produced as an animated film in 1989 and was such a big hit that it helped begin a new golden age for Disney. Disney recently released the trailer for the live action rendition of Beauty and the Beast , which already has fans anxious in their seats as they await the release. The previous live action princess film was Cinderella, and prior (however you may consider it) was Maleficent. With all these releases, this could be a new golden age for Disney.
The teaser for Beauty and the Beast held a whopping 92 million views within its first 24 hours, beating Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Prior to that, The Jungle Book, with a worldwide gross to date of $860 million — has buoyed Disney execs to look through their back catalog for more live-action adaptations. (x) With so much success from their live action films, it only makes Disney feel more inclined to pursue The Little Mermaid as a live action film.
Along with the rumors of the movie, come the rumors of who will be playing the sweet hearted redhead. The most recent rumor has been Chloe Grace Moretz (Can you picture her as a red head?!). She definitely has the innocence that Ariel carries herself with and I feel confident that she would be a good fit for the role.
Some curiosities I have developed from this rumor are will there be singing, and how well will the underwater scenes be portrayed. I don’t recall the last time I have seen a live action movie that portrays underwater life. The movie will definitely call for some amazing graphics and artist! Back to the curiosity of singing, the movie is filled with such memorable songs such as “Under the Sea”, “Kiss the Girl”, and “Poor Unfortunate Souls”. Those are some things I could not go without seeing in the film!
Disney already has a significant amount of live action films in line for release with Alice: Through the Looking Glass that was released this past Friday (May 27), Beauty and the Beast being released March 17, 2017, and this summer’s releases of Pete’s Dragon on August 12. Be sure to catch all these films when they come out and keep an eye out for the official released information about The Little Mermaid.