Thirty years after Disney first showed us Atlantica – The Little Mermaid’s watery home – it’s planning a live-action remake. This haunting fairy-tale turned chirpy cartoon will join other animated classics including Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and the upcoming Lion King as the latest film to get a Disney makeover.
We’ve got the lowdown on the film’s release date, who is playing the rebellious heroine Ariel as Halle is cast as The Little Mermaid, and how the new version is likely to differ from the original.
While production was delayed for a “short time” it’s expected we’ll still be heading under the sea soon.
When is The Little Mermaid’s release date?
The Little Mermaid doesn’t currently have a release date, but production was due to start in April. Covid-19 has delayed the film’s production for now. A week before filming was due to start in London, everything was paused “for a short time”.
There was no confirmed release date before the delay, but there is a release date slot for an untitled Disney live-action movie on 19th November, 2021 – that could be The Little Mermaid. With the delay, we may have to wait much longer though.