Many male directors made the huge leap in between impressive indie feature debuts to mega blockbusters, although it’s rare to find out a woman director passed the keys to a big budget studio movie after making the woman indie directing very first. As more people in Artist have begun speaking out about the lack of females directing major videos, it’s great to find out that the tide is turning with at least one challenge: Universal’s live-action version of The Tiny Mermaid, which may have just found the (female) replacement for Sofia Coppola.
The Wrap accounts that Universal is in talks with Rebecca Johnson to replace Coppola as movie director of the upcoming movie, set to celebrity Chloe Mortez in the titular role. Jones made her debut with the 2012 indie Electrick Children, and will next primary an adaptation regarding Looking for Alaska, based on the novel by The Fault in the Stars author John Environment friendly.
It wasn’t long ago that Colin Trevorrow made some badly judged comments suggesting more women aren’t guiding blockbusters because they’re not interested in them — but The Little Mermaid is a big-budget studio project, and while it’s not on the level of Jurassic World, it’s still kind of a enormous deal that a business is plucking women indie director to fight such an ambitious and also risky (and costly) venture.
There’s no lack of women who have made impressive indie directing debuts, and plenty of of them could be great at tackling blockbusters and big companies, if only they were because of the chance like their guy peers. For every Trevorrow directing Jurassic World or Jon Watts aiming Spider-Man, I can name anyone at least five females who could do the exact same.
The new Little Mermaid suffered a whack with the loss of Coppola in the all-too-typical “creative differences,” nevertheless it’s awesome which Universal found a new driven and enthusiastic woman to replace her. Richard Curtis (Love, Actually) penned the actual screenplay based on the classic fairy tale about a rebellious mermaid who makes a unsafe bargain to follow the human man associated with her dreams.