Disney eyes live-action remake of Mulan
THE gallant Chinese heroine will make a historic comeback on the big screen.
Disney announced on Tuesday that it is all set to produce a Mulan live-action remake slated to screen in global cinemas on Nov 2, 2018.
Last year, Disney bought a spec script and divulged plans to recreate the project.
The Hollywood Reporter, the entertainment giant is launching a global search for a Chinese actress
who can revive the lead role for the film.
Jurassic World writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver will pen the script.
Disney has yet to reveal the film's director but
Jason Reed, Chris Bender and Jake Weiner are
tagged to produce it.
Mulan is part of the heavenly constellation of live adaptations of treasured Disney musicals, including Maleficent, Cinderella, The Jungle Book and the upcoming remake of Beauty And The Beast, which stars Emma Watson and will be shown next year.
The story highlights the transformation of Hua Mulan, a compassionate daughter who disguises herself as a manly soldier to replace her elderly father in the army during the war.
This Oriental legend was hailed by many as a critical juncture in Disney's spectacle of cartoon films, which normally depict princesses being rescued
by "stronger" males.
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