Disney has been capitalising on the success of some of their best-loved animations with live-action remakes. From The Jungle Book (2016) to tis year's Aladdin these star-studded reworkings attract Disney fans both young and old to the cinemas to listen to some of the most memorable movie scores of all time, as well as to rediscover loveable characters.
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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