The film from Paramount Pictures has run into a bit of a snag that all involved are being hush hush over; and what was to be a grand opening set for April 10 appears to have found itself in Hollywood Hell. There are actually two levels of Hollywood Hell. One is when a script has been approved but for a myriad of reasons gets placed on the shelf “until further notice” where it could languish for decades or never see the light of day. The other Hollywood Hell is even worse. The film has gone into production, all the stars and crew are signed and shooting starts, gets finished, editing complete and release date announced - and then, for only Odin knows why it gets pulled and its opening date is placed in a sort of purgatorial limbo. That is where “The Moon and the Sun” currently finds itself.
The film’s premise certainly sounds like an interesting one for fantasy loving fans. It tells the story of the French King Louis VIV (Brosnan) while in search of the ultimate prize - internal life - captures and steals the life-force of a very special mermaid. However, his quest is complicated by the fact that his illegitimate daughter gets to the mermaid first, befriends it and hinders her father’s desire for immortality.
The plot is certainly intriguing enough and with today’s SFX technologies would probably be a real romp of visual excitement ... if we ever get to see it.