Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mermaid Movie Mania Splashes Hollywood!

It seems mermaids aren't just swimming onto bookshelves everywhere, but they're the next big thing in movies, too! The novel Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon has been optioned by actor Tobey Maguire (of Spiderman fame) and is being written and directed by "Country Strong" filmmaker Shana Feste. The novel is based upon "The Little Mermaid," the story of a human princess who befriends a young woman who is actually a mermaid princess in love with the prince of a warring kingdom.

But that's not the only mermaid-themed movie coming out! There's another remake of The Little Mermaid in the works, directed by "Atonement" director Joe Wright. Wow! Two mermaid movies at one time!

So, while both are about Hans Christian Anderson's famed sea-princess, which one are you going to go see? Will you see both? (I know I will! And the novel Mermaid is high on my to-read list!)

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