And, yet, Deadline reports that the auteur has taken on a live-action version for Universal pictures (not Disney). It also reports, get this, that the Edward Scissorhands writer Caroline Thompson is on board. The industry bible suggests this remake will hew closer to the original Hans Christian Andersen story, "about the mermaid willing to make a Faustian bargain to live on land after she falls in love." Sounds deep, y'all. Actually, we're starting to wonder if this movie will be for the kids at all — something tells us there won't be any dancing crabs. (Deadline)
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