Oh No! Sofia Coppola Dropped Out of the Live Action Little Mermaid

Sofia Coppola, maker of quiet and existential movies about humans who don’t quite feel like they belong, was ready to make a quiet and existential movie about a mermaid who didn’t quite feel like she belonged. But now she’s not. Deadline reports “the all-encompassing ‘creative differences’ is being cited.”

Though the script Coppola and Universal Pictures couldn’t agree on has yet to surface online, I took a stab at writing its first page:

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I’m probably way off, but maybe I’m not! Either way, I do wish Coppola—a truly inspired choice—had been able to follow through with her vision. Cinema hasn’t had a bigger loss since, oh, Jodorowsky being unable to film his version of Dune.


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