‘Mulan’ Trailer: The ’90s Animated Classic Comes to Life
Disney live-action remakes are nothing new in 2019. The last one, Aladdin, is still in theaters while the next one, The Lion King, is just weeks away. Mulan looks a bit different, though. While the story appears to be largely the same as the ’90s animated favorite, this new version, directed by Whale Rider filmmaker Niki Caro, looks more like something that would play in an arthouse than a children’s film. The colors, the compositions, the graceful martial arts; they all look incredible.
Watch the film’s first trailer right here:
Here is the new Mulan’s official synopsis:
When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father. “Mulan” features a celebrated international cast that includes: Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”
Mulan opens in theaters on March 27, 2020.
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