Halle Bailey will play Ariel in the upcoming live-action adaptation of ‘The Little Mermaid’ which has debuted its first poster. A new teaser for the movie will debut this Sunday during the Oscars, according to the poster.
Regarding this impending remake, Disney has stayed mum. Since the project’s initial trailer premiered at Disney’s D23 Expo last year, not much has been said about it. This poster, released just over two months before the movie, is a welcome breath of fresh air following a five-month absence of news.
After the underwhelming reaction to Disney’s past live-action remakes of Aladdin and The Lion King, many viewers had doubts about the movie’s quality. Both movies were huge box office hits despite mixed reviews from critics. It remains to be seen if The Little Mermaid can duplicate their success or if it will falter at the end.
The Little Mermaid is one of Disney’s most cherished films and has a devoted following that has been impatiently awaiting news of the live-action adaptation. Fans have been debating the use of photo-realistic realistic CGI in the film. Several people are concerned that the new movie won’t have the same magic and appeal as the original animated version. The characters in the film are brought to life in a way that would not have been feasible with traditional animation thanks to the use of computer-generated imagery (CGI).
No matter how fans feel about the live-action adaptation, there is no disputing that The Little Mermaid will be one of the most popular films of 2023. Along with the timeless songs he wrote for the original animated version, Alan Menken also wrote new songs for the upcoming live-action adaptation. In addition to writing songs, Miranda also acts as an executive producer alongside Rob Marshall, Marc Platt, and John DeLuca.
The Little Mermaid, a Disney animated film starring Halle Bailey as Ariel, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, and Jacob Tremblay as the voice of Flounder, is directed by Marshall and written by David Magee. Javier Bardem plays King Triton, and Awkwafina and Daveed Diggs provide the voices of Scuttle and Sebastian the Crab, respectively.