Production on Pandemonium Films and Cosmos Filmed Entertainment’s The Moon And The Sun has moved from Versailles in France to Melbourne, Australia.

Good Universe handles international sales and Focus Features will release in the US the story of Louis XIV’s capture of a mermaid in a bid for immortality. The film is scheduled for release in 2015.

Pierce Brosnan stars as The Sun King alongside William Hurt, Benjamin Walker, Kaya Scodelario, Ben Lloyd-Hughes and Pablo Schreiber. China’s Fan Bingbing plays the mermaid.

Sean McNamara directs the adaptation of Vonda McIntyre’s Nebula Award-winning novel.

Pandemonium’s Bill Mechanic produces with James Pang, Wei Han and Paul Currie.

“We have assembled a stellar cast and some of the best artistic and technical talent in the world to bring this book to life,” said Mechanic. “ The Moon And The Sun will hopefully create a lasting, iconic image of mermaids, now and forever.”

The Moon And The Sun is a Pandemonium Films and Cosmos Filmed Entertainment production in association with Bliss Media, Lightstream Pictures and Boarside Productions Limited.