Like the title? I think this may be my favorite one yet. But anywho, Disney has made quite a few remakes in these most recent years and they don’t seem to be slowing down. Just within the last 6 years there has been the Alice in Wonderland movies (speaking of which, Alice through the Looking Glass arrives in theaters TODAY) , Maleficent, The Jungle Book (well that was partially live action but I’ll count it), and Cinderella. While some of these movies definitely do the originals justice, others are less than satisfactory. And there’s even more coming down the pipeline, possibly even one for our favorite semi-aquatic creature.
That’s right! Ariel, Flounder, and the rest of the undersea gang may be gracing the big screen once again in a live action adaptation of the blockbuster animated film, The Little Mermaid. Realize this isn’t officially happening just yet, however considering Disney’s recent love of live action remakes it doesn’t seem unlikely.
The only real question now is when this will happen, if it actually does. An adaptation of the original Hans Christian Anderson book The Little Mermaid is currently stuck in development at Universal, so Disney may be hoping to get in first like they did with The Jungle Book. Within the coming weeks and months we shall see which studio will prevail and I have decided to never bet against Disney. I mean, Universal can’t even use any of the original 1989 movie’s songs. It’s kind of a no-brainer.
But what do you think? Are you rooting for Universal to step up and get their movie done? Or are you on the Disney train with yours truly? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on a Little Mermaid live action film and more in the world of movie news.
It is unclear when either of these movies will come out. However if you want to get a taste of live action Disney, Alice through the Looking Glass just came out today so go see that (at your own risk)!