Sofia Coppola has been linked to direct a new version of The Little Mermaid.
The filmmaker is currently negotiating with Universal Pictures and Working Title to make a live-action adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale, Deadline reports.
Caroline Thompson (Edward Scissorhands) is rewriting the script, about the mermaid who makes a Faustian pact with a sea witch to live on land after she falls in love.
Previous drafts of the script were done by Fifty Shades Of Grey's Kelly Marcel and Shame writer Abi Morgan, while Joe Wright (Atonement) was at one time eyeing this to direct.
Anderson's classic fairytale was previously turned into a Disney musical in 1989.
Coppola's most recent film was the teen crime drama The Bling Ring starring Emma Watson.