In 2020, Disney will release another live-action, this time a live reimagining of their 1998 hit Mulan, which followed the story of a young Chinese woman who dons a male disguise so that her father does not have to go off to war.
However, fans of the Academy Award-winning soundtrack might be sorely disappointed as apparently this remake will not be a musical version. Though director Niki Caro ensures fans that there will be some music, how the hits ‘Reflection’ and I’ll Make a Man Out of You’ will be integrated is still up for speculation. Plot changes also abound. Mulan now has a sister and a powerful witch for an enemy. These changes, amongst others, make this film ever the more intriguing.
This exciting new narrative will be told by a stellar cast, many of which are Chinese-born actors for whom this film will be their most prominent production yet. These include Crystal Liu (The Forbidden Kingdom), who stars in the eponymous role; Gang Li (Rogue One), who will play the newly scripted villain Xian Lang; and Jet Li (Lethal Weapon 4), who takes over as The Emperor.
This cast looks set to continue the historical success of Disney’s series of live-action remakes, which makes the release of Mulan a must-see event.
|What||Mulan: Disney remakes tale of Chinese heroine|
27 Mar 20 – 27 Mar 21, TIMES VARY
|Price||£determined by cinemas|
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