The Little Mermaid Remake Coming in 2023

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The Little Mermaid is a forthcoming American musical fantasy film directed by Rob Marshall and based on a screenplay by Jane Goldman and David Magee. It’s a live-action remake of the 1989 animated picture of the same name, which is largely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s storey of the same name.

It is produced by John DeLuca, Rob Marshall, Marc Platt, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, the latter of whom will co-write new songs for the remake as the lyricist. Alan Menken is scheduled to return as both the score and the songs composer. Halle Bailey, Javier Bardem, Jonah Hauer-King, and Melissa McCarthy will star in the picture, which will also include Daveed Diggs, Jacob Tremblay, and Awkwafina in voice parts.

What will be in the Movie?

A teenage mermaid strikes a bargain with a sea witch in exchange for human legs, allowing her to explore the world above water.

According to Deadline Hollywood, on May 25, 2016, Disney is working on a live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. Lin-Manuel Miranda, a fan of the original film, will co-produce the film alongside Marc Platt; it was revealed on August 16, 2016. 

On December 6, 2017, it was announced that the Walt Disney Company was courting Rob Marshall to helm the picture, with Jane Goldman serving as a screenwriter.

Marshall was officially recruited as the film’s director later in December. In a December 21, 2018 interview, Marshall confirmed that the picture is still in its early phases of development, adding that the company is attempting to adapt the original film’s plot into live-action. On July 3, 2019, it was reported that David Magee, who previously penned the screenplay for Marshall’s Mary Poppins Returns, collaborated with Goldman on the script. Miranda said on February 10, 2020, that the film’s rehearsals had already begun.

The Little Mermaid Remake

How it Went like?

Filming was supposed to start again on August 10, 2020. However, due to Melissa McCarthy’s production schedule for the Hulu miniseries Nine Perfect Strangers, it has been pushed back until November/early December 2020. 

By November 2020, Disney’s new CEO, Bob Chapek, declared that production on all movies that had been delayed due to the coronavirus had begun, and in certain cases, main photography had been finished.

McCarthy announced in December 2020 that she hoped to begin filming the picture in January 2021. Daveed Diggs talked about how much work he had to do in order to prepare for and record conversation for the role of Sebastian the next month.

Alan Menken, who previously composed and co-wrote songs for the original film, confirmed on March 17, 2017, that he would return as the film’s composer and co-write new songs with producer Lin-Manuel Miranda. Menken announced three months later that he had placed his work on the film’s music on hold owing to Miranda and Marc Platt’s commitments with Mary Poppins Returns. 

Following the release of the live-action adaptation of Aladdin, Menken announced that The Little Mermaid would be his next project on May 20, 2019, and on July 9, he and Miranda began working on new songs for the film.

Interesting Things you Should Know

Alan Menken, who previously composed and co-wrote songs for the original film, confirmed on March 17, 2017 that he will return as the film’s composer and co-write new songs with producer Lin-Manuel Miranda. Menken announced three months later that he had placed his work on the film’s music on hold owing to Miranda and Marc Platt’s commitments with Mary Poppins Returns. Following the premiere of the live-action remake of Aladdin, Menken said that The Little Mermaid will be his next project on May 20, 2019, and on July 9, he and Miranda began writing new songs for the film.

Miranda thought that replacing the late Howard Ashman, the original film’s lyricist, would “certainly fall short” of Ashman’s work, claiming that “no one can write like him.” Menken and Miranda reportedly wrote a new song for Prince Eric on September 17, 2019, which Menken confirmed on October 11, 2019, when he revealed that he and Miranda wrote “like four or five new songs” for the film, including a new song for Eric and Ariel, a new song for King Triton, and a song for Scuttle.

Halle Bailey announced on January 16, 2020 that the original film’s song “Part of Your World” will be used in the remake. Miranda announced on February 10, 2020 that he and Menken have written four new songs for the film.  Menken said on March 22, 2020 that the film’s music had already been recorded.  Menken claimed the new tracks will be a “blend” of his and Miranda’s styles on February 19, 2021. He went on to say that the tracks will have “some rapping” in the style of Miranda’s earlier works, as well as a more traditional approach.

Wrapping Up

So The film was scheduled to be released in 2021 or 2022, but owing to multiple production delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it was pushed back to May 26, 2023, in the United States.  I know it’s disappointing, but we have to wait for it to get released. But we have more interesting information waiting for you on the website, don’t wait, just read them.

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