May 24th, 2011
10:45 AM ET
The Little Mermaid is returning to the big screen and this time around, things will get a bit turbulent under the sea.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, actor Tobey Maguire is producing a dark version of the Hans Christian Andersen story based on Carolyn Turgeon's book "Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale."
The movie, to be scripted by "Country Strong" filmmaker Shana Feste, will tell the story of Margrethe, a princess who schemes to marry Prince Christophe in order to unite their warring kingdoms and save her ravaged people.
The problem? Christophe has already fallen for Princess Lenia, a mermaid who has sacrificed her voice, the sea and her health to be with him. While Christophe is unaware that Lenia is a mermaid, Margrethe makes it her mission to send the girl back to the sea.
A release date and cast have not yet been announced for the movie. Stay tuned!
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