Director Sofia Coppola wasn’t exactly our first choice to do a live-action version of the fairytale classic, The Little Mermaid. After all, the version of the tale we remember, a.k.a. the Disney version, is too happy, too bright for her moody, self-reflective style.
So could you really blame us for siding with Funny or Die over their spoof? It’s exactly what we think Sofia Coppola’s version of The Little Mermaid would be like.
Starring The Carrie Diaries’ AnnaSophia Robb and American Horror Story’s Evan Peters as The Little Mermaid and Prince Eric, the fake trailer has it all: every indie band you could ever wish for on the soundtrack, a poor little rich boy, and lots of melancholy. It also has a really cool sad take on the song “Part of Your World.”
With that said, we would totally watch the full version of this fake movie. We just hope it doesn’t tarnish our enjoyment of the Disney classic.