My fannish blog for animated media, both Disney and non-Disney.
The Little Mermaid has a live-action remake - but Disney clearly had nothing to do with it
I haven't heard a whisper about the Universal film, but at least the Shirley MacLaine film seems to be done-ish and has hit the promo circuit! Of course the inevitable comparisons and disclaimers are following (no, this doesn't have anything to do with the Disney version) but good on them for putting the project together.
The trailer itself seems to give too much information away, but perhaps that's necessary in order to distance itself from expectation. Poppy Drayton as the mermaid looks lovely, and it already looks much more fantastical than I was expecting when it was first announced as a small, indie film.