Thursday, August 12, 2010

Live Action The Little Mermaid

According to Variety, Joe Wright (Atonement) is gearing up to direct a live action adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson classic (the working title is 'Mermaid'.) I've read that we'll be seeing the darker aspects of the story on screen (like her tongue getting cut out, her feet bleeding and the almost murder of the prince!)

Andersen's story was first published in 1837 and has been adapted numerous times for stage and screen. Wright's version is inspired by a children's puppet theatre production of the classic at London's Little Angel Theatre Company. Abi Morgan (Brick Lane) is writing the screen play.

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