Universal is developing a Merman rom-com

Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have acquired Merman, a fantasy romantic comedy script by Jennifer Abu Hollander, Variety reported.

The movie will be produced by Imagine's Brian Grazer, who also produced the similarly themed Splash, which was a breakout hit that forged his partnership with director Ron Howard.

The story follows a merman who comes to land so he can win back his mermaid fiancee, who has left him for a real man. The story was hatched by the screenwriter and Jeff Moskowitz.

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