Disney's live-action Mulan will feature no songs and lots of martial arts, director reveals
Niki Caro, newly confirmed director of Disney's live-action version of Mulan, has revealed that there will be no songs in the new movie.
Caro, who has previously worked as director of indie hit Whale Rider and the forthcoming drama The Zookeeper's Wife told MovieFone that she would be in charge of an "extremely muscular" new take on the story.
She said: "It’s a big, girly martial arts epic. It will be extremely muscular and thrilling and entertaining and moving.
Then asked about songs, Caro added: "There are no songs right now, much to the horror of my children."
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.