A lot of trailers released recently including Black Widow, No Time to Die and Disney’s Mulan. Mulan is a remake of 1998’s fantasy drama Mulan itself. The trailer made me a bit emotional and it has the right amount of drama to move the audience.
The story is of Mulan, inspired by the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan”. The poem is written by an anonymous poet around 386-534 AD in Northern Wei Dynasty. The story is as epic as the history of the poem. Disney is trying to tune in the nostalgia, by remaking animated movies into live-action adventures. The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book, and Aladdin made quite a fortune. Noting that, Disney is not stopping to bringing back the old movies using new technology.
As articulated by the moviemakers, here, the synopsis of Mulan below.
“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”.
There is going to be a bit of change in the story from the animated one. A new enemy is added to the story, Xian Lang, who is a witch and has the ability to shapeshift. Other than that, there are a lot of fancy Swords and remarkable action sequences promised in the trailer and Disney rarely disappoints.
Mulan is directed by Niki Caro. Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Elizabeth Martin, and Lauren Hynek wrote the screenplay. Yifei Liu will be seen as Mulan. The actors are Donnie Yen as Commander Tung, Jet Li as The Emperor, Li Gong as Xian Lang, Jason Scott Lee as Bori Khan and Yoson An as Chen Honghui.
Disney’s Mulan will be in theatres on 27 March 2020.