CHICAGO (WLS) — The opening of “The Little Mermaid” is subsequent week, and it is certain to be an excellent fantasy for a complete new era to find.
The filmmakers advised Hosea Sanders the film is “reimagined,” however the coronary heart of the traditional endures.
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The film involves theatres on Friday, Could 26, however the launch has been years within the making.
“Oh, gosh, it felt like we had 4 infants. It took 4 years, 4 and a half years. It was such a way of aid, accomplishment, pleasure, delight,” mentioned Rob Marshall, the director and producer of “The Little Mermaid.”
Recreating the epic Disney traditional was daunting at first.
“I felt that method proper in the beginning, I assumed ‘how are we going to do that underwater musical, that is by no means been accomplished earlier than, so how are they going to do this?'” Marshall mentioned.
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There was numerous problem-solving.
“It is all him,” Producer John DeLuca mentioned about Marshall. “He actually stored each division going, creating, he listens to everybody’s concepts, everybody’s issues and simply types it out.”
One of many distinctive features of the live-action adaptation was that most of the scenes had been accomplished underwater.
“Underwater they needed to sing, converse and play scenes, it was all accomplished on blue display screen,” Marshall mentioned. “John and I, our mantra the entire time we had been making the movie was, the technical facet of this can not lead the movie. It must be the story, and it must be the character work, and the appearing, interval.”
The film has a central theme of acceptance.
“This lady who appears like she would not belong, would not slot in, feels displaced, the outsider, she goes on this epic journey of self-discovery and learns to not be afraid of people who find themselves totally different… the ‘different,’ and that felt very modern to us,” Marshall mentioned.
Marshall mentioned these messages are essential for present-day audiences.
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“It’s extremely well timed, folks afraid of people that aren’t like them… and an important reminder that we’re actually all one, and that was one thing we held onto whereas we had been making the movie,” Marshall mentioned.
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