Let’s get down to business, to defeat the Huns!

The time has come, Disney fans. Another Disney princess is about to show up in the real world through an upcoming live-action film soon. Following the success of Disney’s live-action adaptations of “Maleficent” and “Cinderella“, the studio is bringing yet another Disney classic titled “Mulan” to the big screen.

Mulan Live-Action Adaptation
SOURCE: Mulan’s official Facebook page

Based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, Disney’s “Mulan” is a 1998 American animated musical action-comedy-drama film directed by Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook. It was directed based on a story by Robert D. San Souci and screenplay by Rita Hsiao, Philip LaZebnik, Chris Sanders, Eugenia Bostwick-Singer, and Raymond Singer.


The story centres on Fa Mulan, a young woman who disguises herself as a man to take her father’s place in the army during a war against the Huns.

In the English version of the film, Ming-Na, Eddie Murphy, Miguel Ferrer, and BD Wong were cast to voice act. “Dragon Blades” actor Jackie Chan provided his voice for the Chinese dubs of the film. The film was a commercial success as it earned $304.3 million worldwide and various Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations.

A direct-to-DVD sequel titled “Mulan II” was then released in 2005.

Mulan Mushu
SOURCE: Mulan’s official Facebook page

Disney announced that the live-action adaptation of “Mulan” will be produced by the people behind “We’re the Millers”, Chris Bender and J.C. Spink. They will produce the film based on a script written by Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek.

The studio is also working on the live-action adaptations of “The Jungle Book”, “Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass”, “Beauty and the Beast”, and “Dumbo“.

The details of the upcoming live-action Disney films are as follows:

1. The Jungle Book

  • Director: Jon Favreau
  • Writer: Justin Marks
  • Release date: 15th April 2016
  • Cast: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong’o, Giancarlo Esposito, Christopher Walken.

2. Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass

  • Director: James Bobin
  • Writer: Linda Woolverton
  • Release date: 26th May 2016
  • Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, Rhys Ifans

3. Beauty and the Beast

  • Director: Bill Condon
  • Writer: Stephen Chbosky
  • Release date: 17th March 2017
  • Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Audra McDonald, Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline

4. Dumbo 

  • Director: Tim Burton
  • Writer: Ehren Kruger
  • Release date: –
  • Cast: –

No further details about the live-action version of “Mulan” were announced yet, but we are beyond happy that Disney finally decided to produce the feature film.

Are you excited for the live-action version of “Mulan”? Who’s your favourite character in the animated feature film? Don’t forget to share you dream casting in the comment box below 🙂

(Source: THR)

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