Sofia Coppola has signed on to direct a live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid. Coppola is known for her highly stylized, dreamy-yet-dark filmmaking style, and it sounds like her latest project will 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 may be 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 can't wait to see what kind of artsy gravitas she brings to The Little Mermaid. Here are five things we can likely expect from the film based on Coppola's past projects.
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