Some of the anticipated of Disney’s animation-to-live motion variations highlighted at this yr’s D23 Expo was Rob Marshall’s new tackle The Little Mermaid, which stars Halle Bailey as Ariel. The primary footage for the film is now on-line.
Jane Goldman and David Magee labored on the brand new script, which naturally owes a debt to the work of 1989 filmmakers Ron Clements and John Musker, who initially drew on the story by Hans Christian Andersen.
We would anticipate most of the similar narrative beats, together with mermaid Ariel falling for a human prince, making a harmful deal to swap her tail for legs (buying and selling her voice within the course of) and looking for her real love.
Most of the songs from the 1989 film will return, and we are able to anticipate new materials written by unique composer Alan Menken, working alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The Little Mermaid, which additionally Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Awkwafina as Scuttle and Melissa McCarthy as scheming sea witch Ursula, can be in cinemas from 26 Might subsequent yr.