Disney’s (largely) successful run of turning its animated back catalogue into live-action adventures shows no sign of stopping. Mulan is due to march on to our screens next year and we now have a proper look at the movie via the new trailer.
Offering a slightly different story based on the Chinese folktale from the 1998 ‘toon, the film will nevertheless follow the eldest daughter (Yifei Liu) of an honoured warrior (Tzi Ma) who 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.
Mulan Live Action poster
We’d expect a little less singing from this one, but director Niki Caro certainly appears to be going for an epic feel. The likes of Donnie Yen, Jet Li, Jason Scott Lee and Li Gong fill out the cast, with Mulan due in cinemas on 27 March.