Mulan: one final trailer for Disney’s live action retelling

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Here’s the new trailer for Disney’s live action take on Mulan, that’s heading to Disney+ and cinemas in September.

Next on the list of its animated films that it’s turning into live action movies for Disney is Mulan. The terrific animated movie, which landed in 1998, is now in the hands of director Niki Caro (Whale Rider).

The new film stars Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen and Jet Li, and keeps the same core story of a young Chinese woman who disguises herself as a male soldier in order to stop her father having to go to fight.

The film, of course, is now set to land on Disney+ the same day it arrives in selected cinemas around the world. The debate about that has been raging over the past week or two, and Disney has now released a new trailer playing up its Disney+ debut…

Here’s the trailer for the film – that was supposed to be the final trailer – from back in February, when the movie was still heading for cinemas…

Here’s the promo spot, from January…

And there’s an official synopsis too. Which reads as follows…

Acclaimed filmmaker Niki Caro brings the epic tale of China’s legendary warrior to life in Disney’s “Mulan,” in which a fearless young woman risks everything out of love for her family and her country to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known. 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. 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 honoured 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.”

More news on the film as we get it.


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