|Chloe Grace Moretz cast as Universal's leading mermaid.|
Wednesday, 17 August 2016
Lin-Manuel Miranda & Alan Menken Working On Disney’s Live Action The Little Mermaid!?!?!
Hi everyone it's Xebs, deadline.com has obtained that Disney will be pairing up Lin-Manuel Miranda with iconic songwriter Alan Menken for a live-action adaptation of Disney's The Little Mermaid.
Miranda and Menken will write the songs together. Marc Platt will produce the film along with Miranda, in a configuration just set by Sean Bailey, president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production. This one is being orchestrated as a mix of pre-existing songs from the 1989 Disney animated classic movie, for which Menken won two Oscars, sharing Best Song with Howard Ashman, and winning Best Score on his own. Menken has eight Oscars in his storied career.
Disney isn't alone in making a classic fairy "tail." There will be another Little Mermaid project at Universal, with Chloe Grace Moretz attached to star and up-and-coming filmmaker Rebecca Thomas set to direct from a script by Richard Curtis.