Disney has finally started production of the live action ‘Mulan’ movie in New Zealand and China this week.
The studio shared the first look of the actor Lie Yifei as Hua Mulan and the following news release.
Production on Disney’s Mulan, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s 1998 animated feature, has begun. The film will shoot on locations in New Zealand and China and will open in U.S. theaters on March 27, 2020.
After a year long global search, Liu yifei (Once Upon a Time, The Forbidden Kingdom) was finally selected for the role of Hua Mulan, joining her in the upcoming movie are: Jason Scott Le(Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword OF Destiny); Yoson An (The Me); Ron Yuan (Marco Polo); Rosalind chao(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine); Cheng Pei-Pei(Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon); Nelson Lee; Chum Ehelepola; Donnie Yen (Rogue One); Utkarsh Ambudkar (Pitch Perfect); with Gong Li (Memoirs of a Geisha, Raise the Red Lantern) and Jet Li (Shaolin Temple, Lethal Weapon 4).
Mulan is the epic story of a young fearless woman who disguises as a man with the intent to fight Northern Invaders attacking China. She is the eldest daughter of a highly honored warrior, Hua Mulan is determined, spirited and quick on her feet.
Mulan is being directed by Niki Caro (Whale Rider, McFarland USA) from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (Jurassic World, In the Heart of the Sea) and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem The Ballad of Mulan. The producers are Jason T. Reed (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Chris Bender (A History of Violence) and Jake Weiner (Criminal) with Barrie M. Osborne (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King), Bill Kong (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Monster Hunt) and Tim Coddington (Crazy Rich Asians) serving as executive producers.
What are your thoughts about Liu Yifei’s latest take on Mulan? Let us know in the comment below!
Mulan will hit the big screen on March 27, 2020.