We all like Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid, don’t we?
Ok, maybe we don’t, but British filmmaker Joe Wright definitely likes her! That’s exactly why he’s currently attached to direct a live-action adaptation of this classic fairytale.
Wright is a director best known from titles like Pride and Prejudice, Atonement and The Soloist, so we guess this upcoming project could be something interesting to watch…
We guess that this story is already familiar to all of us, but still, let’s repeat that it centers on a young mermaid who gives up her life in the sea to gain the love of a prince. First published in 1837, but has been adapted for the stage and screen numerous times.
This new version has been adapted by Abi Morgan (Brick Lane) and “was inspired by a production that The Little Angel Theater Company staged as part of their repertoire of children’s tales using puppets”.
So, John Wright’s adaptation of The Little Mermaid will be the first live-action feature film version made in the English language.
And until that happens, we’re here to remind you that Wright’s next movie Hanna is set to hit theaters on April 8, 2011, and stars Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett and Eric Bana.