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Live-Action "Mulan" in the Works

Posted: October 14th, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Live-Action "Mulan" in the WorksSubmit Comment
A $30 million live-action version of "Mulan," the legend of a heroic Chinese girl-warrior popularized by the Disney's 1998 animated movie, will be among the first films made by Xinhua Media Entertainment in partnership with the state-run China Film Group.

A Hollywood-China co-production with MoviePlus and Arclight, the film is set to begin shooting in China in the spring, Christopher Brough, head of MoviePlus Canada, told The Hollywood Reporter on Monday.

"China Film and Xinhua came in with significant funding to make this a co-production when we met them at Cannes in May," Brough said. "They liked that we were taking a Hollywood approach to a classic Chinese story."

Disney's animated "Mulan" tells a story of a young Chinese maiden who learns that her weakened and lame father is to be called up into the army in order to fight the invading Huns. Knowing that he would never survive the rigours of war in his state, she decides to disguise herself and join in his place. Unknown to her, her ancestors are aware of this and to prevent it, they order a tiny disgraced dragon, Mushu to join her in order to force her to abandon her plan. He agrees, but when he meets Mulan, he learns that she cannot be dissuaded and so decides to help her in the perilous times ahead.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


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Kara writes:
on October 14th, 2008 at 5:22:17 PM

they should get Ziyi Zhang to play the character :)

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