At this years D23 Expo in July Alan Menken had announced that he was getting ready to work on the music for Disney’s live-action Little Mermaid with Moana’s Lin-Manuel Miranda, which will include new songs. Since then we haven’t heard much on the project until now.
According to Deadline Rob Marshall (Chicago, Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) is Disney’s top choice to direct the film and that an offer to Marshall has been made.
It should be noticed there are still directors on Disney’s shortlist if Marshall declines the offer.
Marshall recently directed Mary Poppins Returns, the new installment of another Disney classic which stars Emily Mortimer, Emily Blunt, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Angela Lansbury and Dick Van Dyke. That film is set for release December 25, 2018.
The fact Disney would like to make Marshall an offer on this film, should give us an idea on how much Disney loves Mary Poppins Returns.
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