With the recent news of Chloe Mortez being cast as the lead for the live action version of "The Little Mermaid" one thing sprung to my mind from the article I read. Why was it announced as being a "twisted" interpretation of one of Hans Christian Anderson's most famous stories? It was assumed that this depiction shall follow the original darker version more closely than the Disney classic. But why? Are darker interpretations becoming popular? Are the producers feeding public demand for the gorier stories of classic fairytales? Yes, the original is dark and bleak but why destroy something loved by millions for public demand.
Surely, this remake could follow in the footsteps of the beautifully shot live action "Cinderella" where it followed the cartoon classic shot for shot and discarded the French classic, which is dark and not suitable for children. This retelling of the classic was a huge commercial success, among new generation and the people who grew up with the animated classic. it showed that simply giving breathing life to an animation is wanted.the reason for a "twisted" live action "The Little Mermaid" could do with the fact that the film have different producers and what not, but growing up with the Disney classic, I assumed along with many people this version would follow it.
Is the right choice being made here? For decades " The Little Mermaid" has made a name of itself for being family-oriented, all because of Disney. Should the true story be told and why?
It will be interesting to see how this adaption turns out and why the filmmakers choose to tell the dark story that may have haunted children's nightmare of a cherished classic.
I would love to hear opinions on this remake from wanted directors to you casting choice to whether or not the right decision is being made. Should the darker version see the light of day? Feel free to leave comments below. I would love to see what people think about anything of this adaption.