In their latest entry of animation to live-action, Disney released a sneak peek photo and synopsis of their live-action Mulan film. Disney released the original animated movie in 1998, and with their continuing in the retelling of their classics in live-action, fans hoped Disney wouldn’t take too long to film Mulan with real humans versus animation.
Disney also released the official synopsis of the film. It appears that this new rendition will be more action-packed and less comedic as there is no mention of Mushu, the mystical dragon in the synopsis below.
Mulan is the epic adventure of a fearless young woman who masquerades as a man in order to fight Northern Invaders attacking China. The eldest daughter of an honored warrior, Hua Mulan is spirited, determined and quick on her feet. When the Emperor issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army, she steps in to take the place of her ailing father as Hua Jun, becoming one of China’s greatest warriors ever.
After a yearlong search for the lead character, director Niki Caro and crew have begun production on the film. Lie Yifei from The Forbidden Kingdom and Once Upon a Time will play the lead Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior in the Imperial Army. Disney will release Mulan in theaters on March 27, 2020.