'Mulan': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Disney live-action movie
Nikola Jean 'Niki' Caro is directing the live-action remake of 'Mulan', which follows the lead character as she disguises herself as a man in order to let her elderly father be let off from joining the military
Far from a traditional princess, Hua Mulan is a fearless heroine ready to battle out the enemies in the new live-action Disney movie 'Mulan'. The story of the legendary warrior is one of China’s most popular folktales and is even a part of Chinese textbooks.
Film director and screenwriter Nikola Jean "Niki" Caro is directing the remake, which follows the lead character as she disguises herself as a man in order to let her elderly father be let off from joining the military.
While the initial release date was March 27, 2020, it has now been pushed to July 24, 2020, due to the coronavirus crisis.
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 is tested every step of the way but she 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.
All set to take on the role of Mulan, Liu Yifei has previously acted in movies like 'The Forbidden Kingdom' and 'The Assassins'. The 31-year-old is not just a wonderful model and actor but also a singer. In 2005, she released her first single in Japanese titled 'Mayonaka no Door'. This track was eventually selected as an anime theme for Tokyo TV's 'Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z'.
'Mulan' features a celebrated international cast that includes: 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.
Nikola Jean "Niki" Caro
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'.
Chris Bender, Jason Reed, and Jake Weiner are the producers on the movie. The executive producers, meanwhile, are 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' fame Barrie M. Osborne, 'Hidden Dragon' fame Bill Kong and 'Crazy Rich Asians' fame Tim Coddington.
Watch the 1.29-minute clip teaser of the live-action film released by Walt Disney Studios.
The first look of the movie was released by Walt Disney Studios on August 13, 2018.
Another poster was unveiled recently on Twitter.
Where to watch
The movie is slated for a July 24, 2020 release in theaters.