“Mulan” have been one of the most loved Disney princesses due to pretending to be a man and her courage as a warrior. Yet, a large twist on its upcoming live movie adaptation had ruined fan’s expectations.
According to The Guardian, “Mulan” director Niki Caro said in an interview that the anticipated Disney adaptation will no longer be a musical like the original. “From what I understand, no songs right now, much to the horror of my children,” she stated. She then added that the movie would be “extremely muscular and thrilling and entertaining and move.”
Caro’s move then contrasts to “Beauty and the Beast” adaptation by Emma Watson and which doubled the film’s soundtrack to 50 songs. With that said, a casting call for 18 to 20-year-old Chinese actors to take on Mulan’s role was made last year. In which was made in order to avoid a “whitewashing” issue on the film.
“The Zookeeper’s Wife” director also mentioned that she couldn’t give any more details since she hasn't started yet. But the budget and the location and the story is offering such scope to me for [an] incredible, muscular piece of girly martial arts extravaganza in China. And I can’t wait.”
Well aside from the recent “Beauty and the Beast,” more Disney remake is confirmed to come live soon. Den of Geek reported that another “Jungle Book” movie is said to be cast by Rohan Chand as Mowgli and would be released on Oct. 19, 2018. Another Disney film is “Mary Poppins Returns” under the direction of “Into the Woods,” Rob Marshall is slated for release on Dec. 25, 2018.
John August director of “Corpse Bride” is said to direct “Aladdin.” The director then said that they will also have a diverse cast for the film to avoid whitewashing and expects its release on 2018 or 2019. Much surprise is that Emma Stone is cast for “Cruella” lead for a 2018 release. Movies like “The Little Mermaid” wouldn’t be under Disney’s control but under Working Title and Universal. Yet, a Disney version of the mermaid film is said to be expected as well.
“Mulan” directed by Niki Caro is expected to grace theaters on Nov. 2, 2018.