News - March 2, 2018

Disney delays live-action Mulan by more than a year
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Disney delays live-action Mulan by more than a year

Disney's new live-action version of Mulan has been delayed by more than a year. 

The movie, which has been recently rewritten by Jurassic World scribes Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, was due to hit cinemas on November 2nd in 2018, but has now been pushed back to March 27th in 2020. 

The delay has been largely put down to the producers' struggle to find a star, a process that took more than a year. Eventually, they settled on actress Chinese actress Liu Yifei, also known as Crystal Liu. 

Niki Caro, director of indie hit Whale Rider and drama The Zookeeper's Wife, will direct the movie, which is set to have a budget well in excess of $100 million. 

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, Beauty And The Beast. New adaptations of Dumbo, Pinocchio and Aladdin are currently in production. 

You can check out Disney's original animated Mulan here in hmv's online store. 

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