The Little Mermaid live action remake

Working Title (the production company that brought us Pride & Prejudice, Nanny McPhee, and Bridget Jones) and director Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice, Hanna) are developing a live-action adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale The Little Mermaid.

Written by Abi Morgan (Brick Lane), this adaptation has been particularly inspired by a production staged by The Little Angel Theatre Company using puppets. Wright’s father John Wright founded the theatre company. The project brings Wright back into the Working Title fold, where he had his first big break directing Pride and Prejudice.