What a bummer: Sofia Coppola has dropped out of the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid. Coppola is known for her highly stylized, dreamy-yet-dark filmmaking style, and we had hoped that the project would stay true to her signature technique; according to reports, the film will be representative of the 1897 Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale and have nothing to do with Disney's 1989 animated musical. Though it would have been a departure for Coppola — who has made a name for herself with less kid-friendly films like The Virgin Suicides and Lost in Translation — we still really wanted to see what kind of artsy gravitas she would have brought to The Little Mermaid. Here are five things we could have expected from the film based on Coppola's past projects.
5 Things We Could Have Expected From Sofia Coppola's The Little Mermaid