Mulan

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Status: Development As of October 5, 2016

Development: Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'. Disney has prepped this for the fast track, looking at November 2018 release.

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2018 | Action 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 count... more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, November 2, 2018 2D/3D

Producers

Chris Bender
Jason Reed
J.C. Spink

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DIRECTOR

Niki Caro

Screenwriter

Elizabeth Martin
Lauren Hynek
Rick Jaffa

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Storyline

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).

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