This comes as no surprise to Disney, fans with the announcement of Shang-Chi halting production, but it is definitely still surreal to see that Disney has halted production on all live-action projects. This includes the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.
Along with The Little Mermaid, some of the other movies Disney has delayed are Home Alone, The Last Duel, Nightmare Alley, Peter Pan & Wendy, and Shrunk.
Disney had this to say in a statement regarding the delays:
“While there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on our productions, after considering the current environment and the best interests of our cast and crew, we have made the decision to pause production on some of our live-action films for a short time. We will continue to assess the situation and restart as soon as feasible.”
Disney Waits On The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid remake was expected to start production next week in London. There is currently no word on how long the delay will be or when production will start now that it has been delayed. Director Rob Marshall still has yet to comment on the delay as of the writing of this article.
Deadline is reporting that Sony Pictures is not expected to announce any delays while THR is reporting that theatre chains across Europe are closing their doors which will substantially affect the box office in the coming months.
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