Disney Fast Tracks Live-Action Version Of Mulan
The planned film is the latest of its kind by Disney, which has started revamping classic movies from its canon and adapting them for live-action. Recent examples include Cinderella and Maleficent, both of which featured unique twists on their source material and proved to be successful at the box office.
Disney has yet to cast anyone in the role of Mulan, with the company mounting an international search for a appropriate actress to portray the Chinese heroine:
The move is interesting, given the strength of the Chinese in the entertainment industry right now and the fact that the company just opened a major theme park in Shanghai so we expect a Mulan-themed adventure ride in the future there. Jackie Chan, the beloved Chinese actor, dubbed the animated musical Mulan for Disney in 1998 when the film was released in China.
The story follows the rise of Mulan during the Han Dynasty when this daughter of a legendary warrior impersonates a man to fight against a Hun invasion. The new live-action film is combining the story of the ballad of the legendary Hua Mulan with the highly popular 1998 animated film, which carried the same name and made a whopping $304M worldwide at the box office.
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