Disney is continuing its trend of adapting some of its popular animated films to live-action and the release of upcoming film The little mermaid serves the purpose.
The anime film which was first released in 1989 with the same name, became a household name right after the release.
Look at these numbers –
The lttle mermaid 1989 was released on a budget of $40 million and because of its popularity, the animated film went on to earn $235 million at the box office.
And now disney wants to reciprocate a similar (or even better) effect with the release of The Little Mermaid 2023.
The Little Mermaid 2023 Release Date (Theaters & OTT)
Disney has scheduled to release the Little Mermaid 2023 live action adaption in Cinemas on May 26, 2023.
Not just theaters, disney has also revealed its intention to release the movie on their Disney+ streaming platform with the 45 days of its theater release.
That was all about the release schedule. What about the shooting?
Is it going as per the production schedule?
Or is there any delay?
Despite some hiccups in the early stage of the production, the Little Mermaid 2023 has finally concluded certain shoots between 1st half of 2021.
With some scenes yet to undergo shooting, you can’t rule out the possibility of any unfortunate delay.
Besides, disney hasn’t raised any implication on the due release of the film. In fact, they have gone one step ahead in the right direction to release the Little Mermaid 2023’s synopsis.
Let’s take a look at it.
The Little Mermaid 2023 Plot Details
In the past few years, disney has released a couple of live action adaption of its animated films.
And all of them followed the same storyline as the animated versions. The only changes present in the films were there to keep the modern audience in mind.
It’s no secret that Ariel, the mermaid princess, is attracted by human beings, despite King Triton’s repeated warnings to her to stay away. She makes a pact with the sea witch Ursula to temporarily become human after falling in love with Prince Eric on a visit to the surface. Ursula tries to kill Ariel when she wins Prince Eric’s heart, but Prince Eric kills her first. The two get married, and Ariel finally settles down with Triton’s approval as a human.
We don’t know much about the new film’s approach to the story, but it sounds like it should be quite spot-on with that description. Summary: “A young mermaid makes a deal with a sea witch, swapping her lovely voice for human legs so that she might explore the world above water.” This tells us that the fundamental storylines are consistent at the very least.
The remake, as far as we know, will have a few tweaks. First, meet Perla and Karina, two brand new characters. Though their characters were announced in advance, it is likely that they will play key parts in the tale, we do not yet know what those roles are. Since Ariel’s two pals Sebastian and Flounder are both males, Scuttle the seagull has been recast as a female character to help redress the gender imbalance.
Who’ll Play The Role of The Little Mermaid 2023?
It’s one-half of the R&B duo CHLOE X HALLE Halle Bailey.