OK. So, we’ve been pretty down on the live-action remakes of Disney animated classics. Consider this year’s theatrical offerings: Dumbo, Aladdin, The Lion King, and then tell me you blame us? Still, we’re stoked for Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan. Yeah, there’s no cheeky dragon or musical numbers. However, it seems that director Niki Caro is dedicated to giving a sophisticated exploration to the story of the legendary warrior. From the looks of this trailer, she’s bringing color, drama, and the kind of action spectacle this tale deserves.
Plus, there’s a fierce, fashion-forward, shapeshifting witch, and I already stan her.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for Mulan:
When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father. Mulan features a celebrated international cast that includes: Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”
Mulan is expected to hit theaters on March 27, 2020.
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