Rob Marshall, who has recently spent most of his time working on the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep, and Emily Blunt, is being tapped as the top choice to helm the next on a long list of live-action remakes of classing Disney animated films, The Little Mermaid.
The new adaptation is already set to feature new music from Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menkan, the writer and creative director of the smash Broadway hit Hamilton: An American Musical.
Rob Marshall has a long history of adapting musicals for the big screen with Chicago and a huge blockbuster films with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
Disney’s live-action films have been dominating the box office for years and their remakes of classic animated films have been no different. The Lion King, Aladdin, Dumbo, and Mulan are all on schedule to be released within the next 5 years.