Disney is pushing forward with the studio’s popular live-action film series, setting up ‘Mulan’ to topple the competition in November 2018. The studio has already found enormous success with former hits like ‘Maleficent,’ ‘Cinderella’ and ‘The Jungle Book,’ and this year’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is almost a guaranteed blockbuster with Emma Watson taking the lead in the film.
The cast and crew of Mulan is still a mystery. Disney will launch a casting-call to find a Chinese actress to play the live-action version of the title character from the story. The studio set the date earlier this morning, giving itself only two-years to get the film together before releasing it.
The original animated hit was released back in 1998, featuring the vocal-talents of Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy and BD Wong. Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook directed the animated version, working off a screenplay written by Rita Hsiao. The screenplay was based on a story written by Robert D. San Souci.
Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver rewrote an original script for the film, but few details on the project have been released by Disney at this time. Disney also has yet to confirm a director for the adaptation at this point, but Jason Reed, Chris Bender and Jake Weiner are attached to the film to produce.
With a release window readily approaching, you can be sure that more casting details and promotional material for the adaptation will be released by the studio.