The 1998 animated Disney film Mulan will come to life, and audiences finally know when it will happen.


The film will hit theaters on Nov. 2, 2018. This will be the fourth live-action film Disney has created from one of its earlier animated films, after Maleficent and Jungle BookBeauty and the Beast will come out March 17, 2017 and will star Emma Watson as Belle.

The script was written by Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek in 2015 and was purchased by Disney, which then had the script rewritten by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. The producers are set as Jason ReedChris Bender and Jake Weiner. The studio is doing a global casting call to find a Chinese star to play the title character.

Mulan is also a smart choice because it provides the historically white Disney house with the opportunity to show diversity. Additionally, with the opening of the Shanghai Disney resort this year, Disney has a good relationship with the Chinese government, and can hope to receive good marks at the international box office as a result.

Get your feet wet with the trailer for the original 1998 Mulan below.

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