Disney has released a brand new full-length trailer for the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. Led by Chicago director Rob Marshall, the upcoming musical feature stars multi-hyphenate talent Halle Bailey – of Chloe x Halle fame – as the curious and adventurous mermaid Ariel.
At the start of the epic trailer, Prince Eric (Jonah Hauer-King) and his ship crew are shown abandoning their vessel as a treacherous storm destroys his ship.
The screen then fades to Ariel rescuing the prince, who is later found on the beach by his kingdom’s army. As the trailer progresses, a stunning look at Ariel’s grotto flashes across the screen before King Triton (Javier Bardem) reprimands her for “breaking the rules.” “A man was drowning.
I had to save him,” she exclaimed to the sea king. Melissa McCarthy then appears as the villainous Ursula, who promises Ariel the chance to explore the surface world.