Disney released a teaser trailer for “Mulan” on Sunday, showcasing the upcoming live-action adaptation from the studio. The movie features Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; along with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor.
Niki Caro directed the movie for Disney, working from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek. The movie is based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”
Disney released the video on social media adding, “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.” The studio continued, “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.”
Fans of the original animated classic can watch the teaser below.
“Mulan” is scheduled to hit theaters in 2020.
The original animated movie released in 1998, but it didn’t open at the top of the box office. Directed by Barry Cook, the film opened in second-place behind FOX’s “The X-Files” with a $22.7M opening weekend. “Mulan” went on to make over $304M worldwide for the studio.
The next live-action movie scheduled for release is “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” which hits theaters on October 18th. Angelina Jolie stars in the title role, alongside Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville. These actors are reprising their roles from the first “Maleficent,” and they will be joined by newcomers Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Skrein, Harris Dickinson, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
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