Shana Feste to Direct a ReImagining of The Little Mermaid

Another classic fairy tale gets a dark re-imagining.

‘Country Strong’ writer and director Shana Feste is set to helm a dark re-imagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale ‘The Little Mermaid.’ The filmmaker will base the screenplay on Carolyn Turgeon’s novel ‘Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale.’

The story follows “a princess who, in order to save her ravaged kingdom, sets out on a dangerous journey to marry the prince of her rival kingdom, not knowing that a beautiful mermaid has fallen for the same man and sacrificed everything to be with him.”

Feste will reteam with her ‘Country Strong’ producers Tobey Maguire and Jenno Topping for the project.