Disney Unveils First Trailer For Live-Action ‘Mulan’
By Brent Furdyk.
As Disney continues to reimagine its animated classics as live-actions versions, the latest is the studio’s upcoming remake of “Mulan”, directed by Niki Caro.
Yifei Liu (“The Forbidden Kingdom”) stars as the titular heroine, who disguises herself as a male in order to take the place of her ailing father after a decree that each Chinese household must send one man to go to battle.
“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 honoured warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father,” reads Disney’s synopsis.
“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,” the synopsis continues. “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.
In addition to Liu, “Mulan” also stars Donnie Yen as Commander Tung, Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan, Yoson An as Cheng Honghui, Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor.