“Who is that girl I see?”
Mulan is coming back to the big screen in a new, action-packed way.
A new trailer for the live-action reinterpretation directed by Niki Caro shows a more raw story with minimal comedic effects… unlike the animated feature.
Here’s the synopsis for the film:
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 honored 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 honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation… and a proud father.
The trailer also gave us a first look at Böri Khan, the villain who’s similar to Shan-Yu and Chang Honghui as the which he fights alongside:
While there appears to be no signing in the film, the powerful score mimics the beloved songs from the animated feature– which is a nice touch.
Disney also published a new movie poster for the film:
￼Mulan features a authentic, 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 Lauren Hynek & Elizabeth Martin suggested by the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”
Mulan hits theaters March 27, 2020.