Sofia Coppola to direct THE LITTLE MERMAID
A live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid is on the way from Universal Pictures. Deadline reports that the studio is in talks with Sofia Coppola to direct. The film is based on Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale and is being rewritten by Caroline Thompson (Edward Scissorhands).
The Little Mermaid was first published in 1837, and was most recently adapted for Disney’s classic animated film. The story follows a young mermaid who is willing to give up her life in the sea and her identity as a mermaid to gain a human soul and the love of a human prince.
I have enjoyed a Coppola’s Lost in Translation and Somewhere, but wasn’t a fan of her most recent film The Bling Ring. Coppola would be a good fit to direct the film because of her unique style. We will keep you posted on more news about The Little Mermaid.