A live-action version of Mulan is in the works at Disney

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

So can we just assume that every Disney animated film is going to get the live-action treatment now? The Hollywood Reporter brought us the news that Disney is developing a live-action version of their 1998 animated film MULAN, having bought a script from Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek.

The animated film's synopsis:

To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process.

Disney have been bringing quite a few of their animated classics into the live-action world as of late; CINDERELLA made quite the impression at the box-office and with critics alike, we've also got Bill Condon's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Jon Favreau's THE JUNGLE BOOK,Tim Burton's DUMBO, as well as a sequel to ALICE IN WONDERLAND on the way. The production is in its earliest stages obviously so it's likely to be a bit of time before we get news of who will be directing/starring in the film. If the character weren't so young I'd say get original Mulan voice-actress Ming-Na Wen back for the role. No word on which Disney film is up for the live-action treatment next, perhaps BAMBI? Wink.

Several weeks ago our own Alex Maidy put forward MULAN as a Disney film worthy of a remake. How could he know that would happen? Is he a witch? Definitely. He once turned me into a newt*.

Who would you like to see take on the title role?

*I got better.

Source: THR

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