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Trailer: Charlotte's Song Takes "The Little Mermaid" to Dark, Dark Territory

| 23 Sep 2015 15:23

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid," the trailer for Charlotte's Song is anything but your mother's Disney movie.

Set amidst the 1930's Dust Bowl and starring none other than Ramsay Bolton himself, it's safe to say that director Nicholas Humphries is flipping Walt Disney's 1989 adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's most famous work on its head with Charlotte's Song: a dark, gritty take on the beloved children's tale in the vein of Jon Favreau's upcoming live-action Jungle Book, albeit without the abundance of computer-generated visuals (thank God).

The official synopsis of Charlotte's Song comes to us via the Vancouver International Film Festival, where the film is set to premiere on September 26th.

"Our story begins with the untimely death of Charlotte's mother, which triggers a downward spiral for her father, five sisters and their family-run song-and-dance act. Help comes from an unlikely source when a gangster named Randall ("Misfits," "Game of Thrones" star Iwan Rheon) offers to pay off their debt in exchange for making some unsavoury changes to the family business. Matters are complicated when it is discovered that Charlotte, like her mother before her, is in fact a mermaid capable of controlling humans with her voice.

What follows is a sophisticated magical turf war in which antagonists from many camps seek to take advantage of Charlotte's power. The best and worst of humanity are put on display and Charlotte must choose her own path, knowing that the wrong decision will have deadly consequences for herself and the people she loves. Created by Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin and Lindsey Mann, and directed by Nicholas Humphries."

If the trailer is any indication, it looks like Charlotte's Song will showcase the brilliant cinematography that made Humphries' previous short film adaptation of "The Little Mermaid" such a big hit among indie film fans.

The first two showings of Charlotte's Song have already sold out, but you can still purchase tickets for the third showing on October 9th here.

Source: Quiet Earth

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