'The Little Mermaid' Live-Action Remake Gets '50 Shades of Grey' Writer Kelly Marcel

Joe Wright will be directing this family adventure about a mermaid who leaves life under the sea after falling in love with a prince.
The Little Mermaid reboot gets writer Kelly Marcel
The Little Mermaid reboot gets writer Kelly Marcel
Kelly Marcel has been hired to re-write Joe Wright's upcoming adaptation of The Little Mermaid.

Based on Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairytale, the film chronicles the journey of a young mermaid princess that abandons her life under the sea for a prince above sea level. Joe Wright is directing the project with Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner producing.

Kelly Marcel is best known for writing the big screen adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey and Saving Mr. Banks. No production schedule has been released.

Sources: Deadline

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Comments (10)

  1. K.Guy


    10 months agoby @kguyFlag

  2. Zak Lee Ferguson


    10 months agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  3. Fabian Maurice Villeneuve

    Ruining childhood one day at a time.

    10 months agoby @Fabian-Maurice-VilleneuveFlag

  4. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Don't think Disney has copyrights to fairy tales

    10 months agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  5. Mr.K

    Until I see Saving Mr.Banks, I have no expectations on this.

    10 months agoby @mr-kFlag

  6. skywise

    hmmm strange

    10 months agoby @skywiseFlag

  7. Justhim_sir

    Interesting, so it'll be under Disney Studios?

    10 months agoby @justhim-sirFlag

  8. Tomp1210

    Of course, she is the obvious choice... Are you F***ING KIDDING ME! I'm not saying people can't have perspectives of different fields, but clearly this should have hired a writer who is an expert in that field.

    10 months agoby @tomp1210Flag

  9. Mka47


    10 months agoby @mka47Flag

  10. Nicholaus XX

    Odd choice.

    10 months agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag