The Little Mermaid will soon be making its big screen debut this year in the live-action film inspired fairy tale by the Hans Christian Anderson.

While the Little Mermaid is synonymous with Disney, the fact is that the Little Mermaid is a fairy tale written in 1836-1837 by the Danish writer Hans Christian Anderson who also wrote The Snow Queen, The Ugly Duckling and Thumbelina among many other children’s stories.

This new live-action movie is not produced or associated with Disney but brings to life the Little Mermaid featuring Academy Award Winner Shirley MacLaine, Gina Gershon, Diahann Carroll, and William Forsythe.

While there is no exact release date, the film will be released sometime this year, hopefully just in time for the summer.