‘Mulan’ Trailer: Disney Breaks the Mold on Its Next Live-Action Remake

Disney has just released the official trailer for Mulan, and it looks like Disney is finally putting a fresh spin on its live-action remakes.

No Mushu. No songs. Just a badass epic. There are hints of the 1990s animated classic throughout the trailer, but this looks like a whole new adaptation of the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan”.

I will definitely be checking this out mostly to see just how much Disney took this film in a new direction. A lot of the complaints for past Disney remakes were that the films were basically just a live-action shot-for-shot remake with barely anything new added. Mulan looks to be breaking the mold, and I hope it will be the start of something new for Disney’s live-action remakes.

Chinese actress Liu Yifei plays the legendary warrior while Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Ron Yuan, Tzi Ma, Rosalind Chao, Cheng Pei-Pei, Nelson Lee, Chum Ehelepola, Gong Li, and Jet Li also star.

Plot Synopsis:

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, she is tested every step of the way and 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. “Mulan” features a celebrated international cast that includes: Yifei Liu as Mulan; 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. 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.”

Mulan hits theaters March 27, 2020.

What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all?

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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