The Little Mermaid is an upcoming American musical fantasy film directed by Rob Marshall, from a screenplay written by David Magee and Jane Goldman, and a story by Magee, Marshall, and John DeLuca. Co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures, Lucamar Productions, Marc Platt Productions, and 5000 Broadway Productions, it is a live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1989 animated film of the same name, which itself is loosely based on the 1837 fairy tale of the same title by Hans Christian Andersen. It is produced by Marshall, DeLuca, Marc Platt, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, the latter of whom co-wrote new songs for the remake as the lyricist. Alan Menken is set to return as the composer for both the score and the songs. The film stars Halle Bailey as Ariel, alongside Jonah Hauer-King, Javier Bardem, and Melissa McCarthy, with Daveed Diggs, Jacob Tremblay, and Awkwafina in voice roles.
Plans for a remake of 1989’s The Little Mermaid were confirmed in May 2016. Marshall joined the film as director in December 2017, and much of the main cast signed on from June to November 2019. Filming took place primarily at Pinewood Studios in England from January to July 2021.
The Little Mermaid is scheduled to be released theatrically in the United States on May 26, 2023.
The VFX is made by:
MPC – VFX Supervisor: Patrick Ledda
Rodeo FX – VFX Supervisor: Pier Lefebvre
Union VFX – VFX Supervisor: Dillan Nicholls
The Production VFX Supervisor is Tim Burke.
Director: Rob Marshall
Release Date: May 26, 2023 (USA)