2020 | Action Adventure
Set in ancient China, Hua Mulan, a young woman, disguises herself as a man so she can take her father's place in the army and go to war. She becomes a skilled warrior and, eventually, one of the count... more
In Movie Theaters U.S. Friday, March 27
, 2020 2D/3D
Set in ancient China, Hua Mulan, a young woman, disguises herself as a man so she can take her father's place in the army and go to war. She becomes a skilled warrior and, eventually, one of the country's greatest heroines. She fights for twelve years and gains high merit, but she refuses any reward and retires to her hometown instead.
modified plot formulation from hollywoodreporter.com
Trivia & Production Notes
- Walt Disney Pictures plans a worldwide casting search for the lead Chinese actress for the role (Deadline.com, 10/5/16).
- "Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Jurassic World, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, and the upcoming Avatar sequel) [were bought in by Disney] to get [the script] into shooting shape" (Deadline.com, 10/5/16).
- Disney had initially sought an Asian director for the project, meeting with Ang Lee (who passed, citing scheduling) and Rogue One star Jiang Wen (Hollywood Reporter, 2/14/17).
- Hua Mulan disguises herself as a man to take her father’s army conscription in fifth-century China.
- Jet Li is in final talks to play the emperor of China, who orders the mobilization of troops via the conscription of one male from each household (Hollywood Reporter, 4/12/18).
- Gong Li is confirmed as the villain in Mulan, a powerful witch (Hollywood Reporter, 4/12/18).
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