Sony picked up Carolyn Turgeon’s book Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale for Shana Feste to adapt as a film. She will write and direct. Tobey Maguire and Jenno Topping are producing. And yes, it’s another reimagining of a fairy tale that’s in the works.
Rather than focusing on the mermaid, the story’s protagonist is a princess named Margrethe, who goes on a dangerous journey to marry the prince of a rival kingdom to save her own. She then finds out that the mermaid Lenia has fallen in love with the prince and made great sacrifices to be with him.
Cue fight scene. Okay, maybe not. Though the premise is an interesting take on the story.