Mulan will have no time to sing about her reflection in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake, according to the film’s director, Niki Caro. “From what I understand, no songs right now, much to the horror of my children,” Caro said in a recent interview published by Moviefone. The director’s statement comes during another Disney live-action remake’s opening... Read more »
‘Game of Thrones’ director Alex Graves has been hired to helm an upcoming live action 'Mulan’ movie, but it’s not the one you think it is. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Alex Graves will direct from a script written by 'Mirror Mirror’s Jason Keller, and that the film will be a Chinese co-production.
Disney may have made clear their intention to make their live-action take on ‘Mulan’ as close to an all-Asian production as they can, but the most prominent Asian filmmaker in Hollywood has turned down an offer to direct. Two-time Oscar-winner Ang Lee was asked to take the helm on ‘Mulan’ but declined, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed. Disney are also reportedly conducting “a global search to find a Chinese lead actress and love interest” for the film – and they can’t take too long about it, as they’ve got the movie penciled in for a November 2018 release.
Matt Damon made an appearance at New York Comic-Con this week to promote his latest movie, ‘The Great Wall’, where the discussion about its whitewashing inevitably arose. The film, an epic action-adventure around the mysteries of The Great Wall of China, has been accused of whitewashing the story and elements of history by using Damon’s Caucasian character as the saviour.
Walt Disney Pictures has officially announced a live action remake of 1998 animated feature ‘Mulan’ for release in late 2018. In a press release Disney also announced the start of a global casting search for a Chinese actress to star in the title role. 'Mulan’ will be released in 3D on 2 November 2018 (via Variety), the same month as Warner Bros sequel to 'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ and Disney animation 'Gigantic’.
90,000 people have already signed an online document aimed at Disney, ahead of its plans to make a live-action movie of its classic animation ‘Mulan’. “Mulan was based on a Chinese legend, the story of Fa/Hua Mu Lan, in which a young girl disguises herself as a man to serve as a soldier in the battle against an invasion launched by the Huns,” reads a statement accompanying the signatures.
Jon Favreau’s ‘The Jungle Book’ looks primed to be an enormous hit having taken $103.6m (£73.1m) on its debut at US box office, the second largest opening weekend total for an April release ever. Films like 'Cinderella’ and ’Maleficent’ got the ball rolling for live action Disney remakes. Disney’s next live action remake arrives in August, and concerns a lesser known Disney classic about a young boy and his dragon friend Elliot.
Disney’s animated classics have captured imaginations worldwide for decades - but the things they inspire in some imaginations can be hard to get your head around.