Disney Reveals ‘Mulan’ Live-Action Film In The Works
Mulan, following in the footsteps of Maleficient and Cinderella, will get a live-action movie, according to Disney.
Disney has purchased a script for a live-action Mulan from writing team Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The reboot of Disney’s 1998 animated film will offer the same retelling of the Chinese legend of female warrior Hua Mulan, who disguises herself as a male to join the army. Chris Bender and J.C. Spink (We’re the Millers) are producing.
In Disney’s original movie, Mulan, after failing to impress a matchmaker, becomes determined to take her crippled father’s place in the army. With the help of her mini dragon sidekick/guardian Mushu, she tries to keep her identity a secret and keep up with the men. In the end, though she’s exposed, she goes on to cement her place in history with a show of bravery that saves China and its emperor.
In recent years, Disney has seen an incredible amount of success with its live-action adaptations of beloved animated pictures. The studio has most recently seen success with Cinderella, which has earned $336.2 million worldwide since hitting theaters three weeks ago. Maleficient, starring Angelina Jolie, earned an impressive $758.4 million worldwide in 2014.
Disney has also announced that a Beauty and the Beast live-action movie is on the way starring Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast and Luke Evans as Gaston. Josh Gad, Audra MacDonald and Emma Thompson are also among the cast.