Love it or hate it, but Disney is all about remaking classic Disney cartoons as live-action movies, and what first started as a test with The Jungle Book, has now become a full on mission for the studio.
After watching the first trailer for the live-action Mulan, I’m starting to think Disney’s new method of retelling old tales in a new format is paying off. I just found the trailer to be pretty amazing, and unlike the other live-action Disney remakes, it feels like a whole new movie. To me it looks more Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon than Aladdin, which is why I’m much more intrigued in this live-action Disney remake than that one. I’m sure there will still be some singing and whatnot, but the story of Mulan is definitely well suited for being told in the real world, so I’m eager to see more.
Mulan is set to release in theaters during the Spring of 2020.
When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father. “Mulan” features a celebrated international cast that includes: Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”
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