READY ONCE MORE FOR ITS HOLLYWOOD CLOSE UP – THE LITTLE MERMAID REMAKE SET TO SHOOT IN SARDINIA IN SUMMER 2021.
Sardinia has been busy with COVID-19 safety protocols – ready, once more, for its Hollywood close-up. The Little Mermaid, directed by Rob Marshall, is expected to start shooting in the Northern part of Sardinia in the early summer of 2021 in Santa Teresa di Gallura, the small breathtaking village on the northern coast of Sardinia, according to a local press report, which sources have confirmed. According to Sardinian newspaper La Nuova Sardegna, the film will probably take “around 3 months” for the Sardinia portion of the shooting of this live-action remake of the animated Disney classic, a musical fantasy film from a screenplay by Jane Goldman and David Magee. The film will star R&B singer, Halle Bailey (one half of the R&B duo Chloe x Halle), the film will also see the return of Alan Menken, following his work on the original 1989 animated movie—winning Oscars for his score and for the song “Under the Sea“.
Sardinia was the first region in Italy to be deemed Zona Bianca (“White Zone” according to COVID restrictions) and came out of lockdown already in early spring 2021, with the lowest rates of coronavirus infections in all of Italy.
No stranger to Hollywood and filmmakers from around the globe, perhaps one of the most famous visitors was James Bond, who came here accompanied by Soviet agent Triple-X Anya Amasova, to shoot The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and the George Clooney-directed TV series “Catch-22”. Some other famous titles shot in Sardinia include John Huston’s “The Bible: In the Beginning”, the Black Stallion, Red Desert, Swept Away, and Terence Hills “The Tough and the Mighty”.
An official release date for “The Little Mermaid” has yet to be announced by Disney.