– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Earlier this month, we reported on the rumors surrounding Chicago and Pirates of the Caribbean 4 director Rob Marshall taking the helm of the upcoming Disney live-action adaptation, The Little Mermaid. Like many other Disney live-action films before it, it would take its inspiration from the animated film of the same name, giving audiences the opportunity to experience the same story in a whole new way.

But of course, as with all rumors, it was to be taken with a grain of salt. Even if there were some truth to it, there is always room in the film industry for things to change at the last minute (just look at Kevin Spacey’s replacement in All the Money in the World). However, a new report from Omega Underground seems to further hint that Rob Marshall will be hopping on board to helm the project, after all.

According to the outlet, Disney has lined up a lot of talent for the film, and a good number of them have collaborated previously with Marshall. Among those crew are Mary Poppins Returns cinematographer Dion Beebe, Chicago costume designer Colleen Atwood, Pirates of the Caribbean 4 production designer John Myhre, and songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda, who just finished work acting in Mary Poppins Returns.

All in all, it seems like a recipe for success, no matter who the director is, but the sheer number of collaborators seems to hint at Marshall coming back to work with Disney once again.

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SOURCE: Omega Underground

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.