Sofia Coppola's The Little Mermaid and the Grim Reality of Fairy Tales

Sofia Coppola is set to direct a live-action version of The Little Mermaid, apparently complete with all the gruesome details from the original stories. These kinds of myths are often much more bloody than their disney (and similar) adaptations let on – are there any other horrific fairy tales that deserve an uncensored adaptation?

  • I believe most of them need to be viewed in a different way. It would be interesting to have a look at Coppola's previous films. I always thought there was something quite 'fairytaley' about Virgin Suicides for example, or Marie Antoinette. It's in the style, the characters' psychology and the sets/colours. Would be interesting to examine that closely – Rachel Elfassy Bitoun 9 years ago
  • In the last few months I've seen different adaptations of Grimm fairy tales and I've been upset that they aren't as true to form. I want to see something like the original Cinderella tale in movie form, or any other Disney created movie turned into it's original form. Snow White, Rapunzel, any other "princess" movie needs an uncensored adaptation. – KatrinaRose1816 9 years ago

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