News - February 15, 2017

Disney's live-action Mulan finds a director
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Disney's live-action Mulan finds a director

Niki Caro, director of indie hit Whale Rider and the forthcoming drama The Zookeeper's Wife has signed up direct Disney's new live-action version of Mulan

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the movie, which has been recently rewritten by Jurassic World scribes Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, will have a budget well in excess of $100 million. 

Originally producers had approached Ang Lee and Jiang Wen to direct the project, but after they declined they have now settled on Caro. 

Reports also suggest that the producer's search for the movie's cast will be found in mainland China, including the star herself. 

Mulan tells the story of a young woman, who is forced to disguise herself and join the Chinse army to save her weakened and lame father from certain death. After struggling, she then goes on to become one of China's greatest heroines. 

Mulan is the latest in a string of live-action retellings of Disney's classics, they have already released new adaptations of Alice In Wonderland, Maleficent, Cinderella and, most recently, The Jungle Book. New adaptations of Dumbo, Pinocchio and Aladdin are currently in production. 

 

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