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Disney's Mulan pushed back until August 12th
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Disney's Mulan pushed back until August 12th

Disney's new live-action Mulan has been delayed until late August. 

The film was originally due for release in March, but was pushed until July 24th amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Though cinemas are due to re-open on July 4th, distributors are still being cautious and Mulan has now been moved back until August 21st. 

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. 

The movie stars actress Chinese actress Liu Yifei, also known as Crystal Liu, while Yoson An, Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Ron Yuan, Tzi Ma, Chum Ehelepola, Gong Li, Jet Li, Rosalind Chao and Cheng Pei-Pei co-star.

Niki Caro, director of indie hit Whale Rider and drama The Zookeeper's Wife, is behind the camera,  Jurassic World scribes Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver have provided the script. 

Mulan is the latest in a string of live-action retellings of Disney's classics, with Aladdin, Beauty And The Beast and Dumbo among their recent releases. The Little Mermaid, Robin Hood and Pinocchio are currently in production. 

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

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