A listless female voiceover, pop songs, languid scenes of a young woman (with her mobile phone), mysterious whispering — welcome to the Sofia Coppola version of The Little Mermaid, courtesy of Funny or Die.
We swear we saw shots of the sunlight through the trees, although that could just be the muscle memory of our Sofia Coppola-loving brains. In this twist on the Disney classic film, teen mermaid princess Ariel (played by The Way Way Back's AnnaSophia Robb) lives below the aqua waters of a swimming pool. She meets Prince Eric, played by the oft-creepy Evan Peters, and they fall in love. “There’s something fishy about you,” he mutters to his new redheaded girlfriend (who can’t speak). The imaginary soundtrack features the Coppola-approved sounds of Phoenix and Air — and all we can think is that we wish this were a real movie.
Of course there will be a real movie eventually, as Coppola is attached to direct a Little Mermaid feature that's based more on the classic tale than the animated Disney version. Will it look like this? Better yet: do you want it to look like this?
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