Though a live-action remake of the 1998 animated musical, this film may have no songs, similar to Maleficent (2014), Cinderella (2015) and The Jungle Book (2016).
The filmmakers cite Ridley Scott films as an influence, due to Scott having strong female characters in his films (Ripley, Thelma and Louise, Clarice Starling, etc).
In the season three premiere of Adult Swim's popular animated sci-fi/comedy, "Rick and Morty (2014)", a 1998 McDonald's cross promotion of the original Mulan (1998) is heavily alluded to. This cross promotion, a Mulan-inspired szechuan dipping sauce, immediately gained internet attention as fans of the show demanded the fast food chain bring the sauce back. It is now rumored that McDonald's will bring the sauce back for the live-action version of Mulan (2018).
Was originally intended to release on November 2nd 2018, but was pushed back to December 20th 2019 to avoid clashing with The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018), and as the film had been falling behind in production.
To be released the same year as Dumbo (2019), Aladdin (2019), and The Lion King (2019), fellow live action reboots of Disney animated feature films.
Ang Lee was offered to direct the film, but declined.
Released on Mulan (1998)'s 21st anniversary.
A team of casting directors visited five continents and saw nearly 1,000 candidates of Chinese origin for the role of Mulan. Their requirements were credible martial arts skills, the ability to speak English and star quality.
Ming-Na Wen, who voiced Mulan in Mulan (1998), expressed interest in appearing in the film as Fa-Li, Mulan's mother.
Disney has said Mulan and all primary characters will remain Chinese. "The studio is focusing its casting search in mainland China for the main roles, including the legendary woman warrior herself."
Ninth live action reboot of a Disney animated feature film, and the first one to release in the 2020s.
To be released on Mulan (1998)'s 22nd anniversary.
This is Yifei Liu and Jet Li's first collaboration since The Forbidden Kingdom (2008).
The live-action remake will feature none of the songs found in the original animated film, making it the first live action reboot of a Disney Animated Feature Film of Disney's Renaissance Era to not retain the Musical Elements from the original. This is to give the remake a more mature and stylised tone, allowing the audiences to focus more on the action and the story.
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