To think at any point before last year we could have ended up with a whiter version of Walt Disney Pictures’s current live-action incarnation of Mulan is just crazy on its face. Sadly, that’s a reality long etched in Hollywood history and one that the town is now tackling one film at a time, and especially with helmer Niki Caro’s latest prospective feat from the House Of Mouse as it now samples the goods for the masses with an official teaser now online.
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 stars Yifei Liu in the title role enjoined by a cast that lists Donnie Yen as Commander Tung, Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan, Yoson An as Cheng Honghui, Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor.
Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver penned the script with Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek, based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.” Mulan open in theaters wide on March 27, 2020.