Disney's The Little Mermaid (Live-Action)

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Post by Daniel » February 10th, 2020, 2:54 pm

Four new songs confirmed:
Digital Spy wrote:Miranda offered an update on the remake while at the Oscars on Sunday, when he told red carpet host Billy Porter that he had written four new songs for the movie. "I wrote four new songs with Menken," he confirmed. "They are in rehearsals right now. They'll be shooting starting in April, all summer."
Maybe Ursula is getting a new one? Despite it being Melissa, could be cool.

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Post by Daniel » February 17th, 2020, 3:39 pm

Melissa McCarthy briefly talks about the remake: (timestamp 2:37)



Still can't picture her in the role, but I'm hoping she surprises.

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Post by Daniel » March 29th, 2020, 4:03 pm

First look at Prince Eric's ship:

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Re: Disney's The Little Mermaid (Live-Action)

Post by Ben » March 29th, 2020, 8:38 pm

Looks like this could be shooting at Longcross. All those containers will soon be a wall of greenscreen!

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Post by Daniel » March 30th, 2020, 2:05 pm

According to this, Pinewood Studios.

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Post by Daniel » April 20th, 2020, 2:53 pm

First look at Prince Eric's castle:

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Nice. Reminiscent of the original.

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Post by Daniel » May 3rd, 2020, 2:09 pm

Update from Halle:
The Disinsider wrote:“I was in London at the beginning of the year about to start filming and of course this pandemic has forced everybody to slow down”, Halle stated when asked about the status of the film. “I’m so very excited for when we start back again and it’s really come together. I just feel honored every day to think about it or even talk about it, I’m like what the heck, that’s really happening?” As for casting changes, Halle confirms there isn’t going to be any recasts, “The cast are beautiful humans inside and out and everybody is already like a family.”
Interestingly I saw a bit of Jonah Haeur-King on a BBC series "World on Fire" that recently started over here in the states. I'm finding it hard to picture him as Prince Eric.

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Post by Daniel » May 28th, 2020, 2:28 pm

Little update on Jonah:
Salon wrote:Even though he's not currently on set, Hauer-King hasn't been sitting idle at home. After being cast as Prince Eric in Disney's upcoming live-action "The Little Mermaid," he's had plenty of time to study his part. "I know that script so well now. I've had so much time," he said. "I could do every part. I could do I could say everyone's lines."

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Post by Daniel » February 4th, 2021, 3:45 pm

Filming has begun.

Emily Coates joins the cast, possibly as Vanessa:

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She's pretty. Never seen any of her work sadly.

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Post by Otis8 » February 5th, 2021, 4:00 pm

Huh. I thought Triton was being played by a black actor.

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Re: Disney's The Little Mermaid (Live-Action)

Post by Daniel » February 5th, 2021, 4:02 pm

Nope. Even before it was confirmed, Javier Bardem was in talks shortly after the Halle announcement.

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Post by Otis8 » February 5th, 2021, 4:05 pm

Gotcha. This is what I was remembering - viewtopic.php?p=99970#p99970

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Re: Disney's The Little Mermaid (Live-Action)

Post by Daniel » February 5th, 2021, 4:07 pm

Figured as much.

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Post by Daniel » April 5th, 2021, 3:49 pm

Melissa McCarthy recently confirmed Ursula will have two songs. In principle that's cool, still a little hesitant...

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Re: Disney's The Little Mermaid (Live-Action)

Post by Daniel » May 11th, 2021, 2:34 pm

Set layout for the film's shoot in Sardinia:

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