The King’s Daughter movie focuses on King Louis XIV and his quest for immortality. The King (Brosnan) manages to capture a mermaid’s life force, but things become complicated when his illegitimate daughter (Scodelario) bonds with the mermaid.
King Louis XIV’s quest for immortality leads him to capture and steal a mermaid’s life force, a move that is further complicated by his illegitimate daughter’s discovery of the creature.
The film is based on of the 1997 novel The Moon and the Sun, written by Vonda N. McIntyre. The earliest development for the film began in 1999, when producer Michael London planned to acquire filming rights. He said he was drawn to “the weird juxtaposition (of) a completely imagined creature in this very specific historical world.” London proposed the film to The Jim Henson Company, who would release the film through their film company, Jim Henson Pictures. Theatre director Christopher Renshaw signed on to direct, while Laura Harrington would write the screenplay with McIntyre’s involvement. Stephanie Allain and Kristine Belson signed on as executive producers for Jim Henson Pictures.
The King’s Daughter releases in theaters on January 21, 2022.