I've said many many before times how much I yearn for a live-action The Little Mermaid now that we have the technology for it, so a huge part of me is excited... And yet, when I look at the current trend of story stylings for mainstream Hollywood films, I am filled with a sense of dread.
The way I see it, there are two options. One, they'll go with established TLM pop culture and have it be magical and upbeat and family-friendly. Two, they'll do the opposite of established TLM pop culture and have it be as gritty and different as possible.
Of course, there's the chance that they'll find the place in between and have it be grown-up and magical at the same time, but dare I hold my breath for that?