Shana Feste To Direct MERMAID: A TWIST ON THE CLASSIC TALE

With endless Snow White & Peter Pan stories greenlight left right and center and with directors like Bryan Singer bringing a very different Jack and the Beanstalk next year, why not add a new take on The Little Mermaid to the pile? Variety say Shana Feste (County Strong) is in the early stages of developing Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale (yikes, why not just add the word 'money-grabbing' before twist?) for Sony, based on a recent 'dark' book Carolyn Turgeon that follows;
€œa princess who, in order to save her ravaged kingdom, sets out on a dangerous journey to marry the prince of her rival kingdom, not knowing that a beautiful mermaid has fallen for the same man and sacrificed everything to be with him.€
Feste would write and direct and it's from the same Screen Gems producers behind her last film. Pretty standard modern fairytale re-telling stuff really and hardly a film we are dying to see but at least it sounds less offensive than some of the Peter Pan movies in development right now.
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Matt Holmes is the co-founder of What Culture, formerly known as Obsessed With Film. He has been blogging about pop culture and entertainment since 2006 and has written over 10,000 articles.