Disney is on a journey to make live-action movies of most of its original legendary animated sagas. After the success of Pinocchio, the production giant is now all set to release another live-action film of its superhit animated movie of its time, The Little Mermaid.
Disney made The Little Mermaid in 1989 which was inspired by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen’s character Ariel, from the book which was also titled The Little Mermaid. After Disney adopted the character and converted it into an animated queen, Aerial.
Pretty soon, Aerial was the talk of the town. So when is The Little Mermaid dropping? Who is starring as the underwater queen? And who is directing the film? Keep on reading further to get your answers.
The Little Mermaid Teaser Trailer Starring Halle Bailey
Disney revealed its plan of making a live-action film on The Little Mermaid all the way back in 2016. Earlier, fans wanted the singer Ariana Grande to play the character of Ariel.
After that, there were speculations that Zendaya has been cast for the same. That’s why when Disney officials said that Halle Bailey will be seen as Ariel, it was quite a surprise for the fans.
Keeping all things aside, here’s the teaser trailer of The Little Mermaid.
The teaser is titled WISH, which seems to be a song in Disney’s musical saga. It shows the underwater world of Ariel in its full form. We can see her kissing Prince Eric too. And even a glimpse of the evil sea witch, Ursula.
More About The Little Mermaid
Here’s the official description of the film, “‘The Little Mermaid,’ visionary filmmaker Rob Marshall’s live-action reimagining of the studio’s Oscar®-winning animated musical classic, opens exclusively in theatres nationwide on May 26, 2023.
‘The Little Mermaid’ is the beloved story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure.”
The description continues, “The youngest of King Triton’s daughters and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea, and while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric.
While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land, but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy.”
The film is all set to come to your nearby theatres on May 26, 2023.