Anticipation is growing for Disney’s live-action adaption of “Mulan.” The film will feel familiar to fans of Disney’s animated feature because they’re both based on the Chinese narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.” However, the live-action film goes back to the original story to present a new take on the epic journey of Hua Mulan, the daughter who stepped into fight in place of her ailing father and learned the respect of a nation.
Disney has released a set of six new character posters for the film. We can feel the emotional performances coming off the images and we love how Mulan’s face is reflected somewhere in each poster.
A new trailer titled “true” was also released:
Note: While we do hear the soaring familiar music from Disney’s animated feature Mulan, there will be no singing of songs in the live-action version of Mulan.
About Disney’s “Mulan”:
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” features a celebrated international cast that includes: Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”
“Mulan” will appear in theaters on March 27, 2020.