In recent time, Disney is trying its formula of rebooting the classic movies. The Studio already released remakes, which include Aladeen, The Jungle Book, The Lion King, etc. Now, many more reboots are coming, which consists of The Little Mermaid. A live-action movie of The Little Mermaid is in the works at Disney.
It will be inspired by the 1989 movie of the same name. There is very limited information on the upcoming Live action movie of Disney but here are the things which we know so far about The Little Mermaid:
Production Of The Little Mermaid Postponed Due To Coronavirus
Disney had already delayed the production of many projects that includes The Little Mermaid. The production was supposed to start in April 2020, but due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the studio has to postpone the production for safety reasons.
It will commence when the impact of the coronavirus gets slower. Disney also issued a statement and shared with The Hollywood Reporter about stopping production on the upcoming movies, ‘While there have been no established cases of COVID-19 on our productions, after investigating the prevailing environment and the best interests of our cast and team, we have made a decision to halt production on some of our live-action films for a little time.’
Release Date Of The Little Mermaid
Now, the production is postponed, so it will impact the release of the upcoming live-action remake. But, till now, no confirmed released date reveled by Disney. Sources announced earlier that it would arrive around late 2021 or at the beginning of 2022. But we will keep updating you regarding the live-action little mermaid.
Casting Of The Little Mermaid
Fow now, only Halle Bailey, known for Last Holiday and A Wrinkle in Time, is cast for the remake. She will play the part of Ariel/ The Little Mermaid. We have list of some actors who can appear in the upcoming Disney movie: Awkwafina as Scuttle, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, and Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, the crab.
Story Of The Little Mermaid
Disney didn’t reveal much about the plot of the remake. But it is confirmed that the live-action movie will follow the storyline of 1989’s animated film of the same name. The Little Mermaid tells the story of a mermaid who can give up her life to get the soul of a human.