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Mulan is an upcoming American historical war drama film directed by Niki Caro, with the screenplay by Elizabeth Martin, Lauren Hynek, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, and produced by Walt Disney Pictures.
Mulan is a Disney Princess that needs to be marketable to children of young ages and the studio's formula for live-action PG flicks have worked quite The live-action Mulan looks to be bringing a blend of what we know from the animated classic with some completely brand new story elements and
Disney is looking to once again bring honor to the story of Mulan. Thefor the film, directed by Niki Caro, was released this morning and further teased a significant reimaging of the classic 1998 animated film directed by Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook. Disney has been re-exploring its animated properties with increased fervor of late. This year alone saw remakes of Dumbo, Aladdin, The Lion King, The Lady and the Tramp, and the sequel, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil which works in context of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. These remakes have by and large proven to be box office hits, but critically they’ve been a mixed bag with many citing a failure to do anything new with the material. It’s clear from the latest trailer for Mulan, as the titular character, that the film will be departing from animated film, and offer a new take on the Chinese legend, The Ballad of Mulan. But will this fresh vision be embraced by audiences looking for nostalgia, and critics waiting to see if Disney can do more than follow in the footsteps of their greatest hits?
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After cooking up best-ever Thanksgiving numbers, the animated tentpole is days away from skating past $1 billion globally.Frozen 2 has propelled the alpha film studio past the $3.2 billion (AUD$4.74b) mark in 2019 domestic ticket sales — a new industry record that eclipses the $3.09 billion (AUD$4.57b) collected by Disney titles in all of 2018 and puts the company's market share at more than 31 percent, according to Comscore estimates through Sunday. (This doesn't include films it inherited from 20th Century Fox in late March, such as Ford v Ferrari.
Now, the Mulan remake is going in for reshoots and we' re not talking about a few weeks here. It is believed that the project will undergo four months of costly reshoots, starting this month and then wrapping It's unclear if Disney is going back to the drawing board to address Mushu and the singing.
The live-action adaptation of Disney ’s " Mulan " is set to begin filming in August, but a new batch of characters have fans of the original movie puzzled. The latest Disney princess to join the live-action remake ranks of Cinderella and Belle is Mulan , the brave daughter who disguises herself as a boy to
With the exception of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Disney’s 2019 remakes have largely followed similar beats as the original films, plus or minus a few new songs or characters. The only one of them to earn a positive reception on Rotten Tomatoes was Lady and the Tramp, which was released on Disney+, forgoing a theatrical release. Yet, all of theatrical released films have earned an “A” CinemaScore from audiences, except for Dumbo which earned an “A-,“ and was the lowest grossing of the lot at $353 million worldwide. Ironically, Tim Burton’s Dumbo did the most in terms of bringing something new to the story, making significant changes to the cast of characters and structure of the 1941 animated film. Jon Favreau’s The Lion King earned $1.655 billion worldwide, yet it stuck so closely to the original film that it felt more like a VFX experiment than a movie. Nevertheless, the global box office takes of both films make pointed statements about audiences' interests in seeing familiar stories, especially if they’re wrapped in catchy cover versions of classic songs. This makes the case of Mulan all the more interesting.
New 'Planet of the Apes' Film From Director Wes Ball in the Works at Fox and Disney
A new "Planet of the Apes" movie is in the works at Disney and Fox in what will be the first feature in the franchise since Disney acquired Fox earlier this year. And the studio has tapped Wes Ball, the director of "The Maze Runner," to develop and direct the new film, and individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. The project is described as in the early development stages, and it's not clear whether this will be a continuation of the trilogy that recently concluded with Matt Reeves' 2017 "War for the Planet of the Apes," or whether it's a full reboot or a separate standalone film.
Director Niki Caro has shared a BTS photo from Disney 's live-action Mulan remake . Production just kicked off recently on this long-awaited new take on the animated classic under the direction of Caro, who is known for her previous movies such as Whale Rider and The Zookeeper's Wife.
The live-action ' Mulan ' will be hitting theaters in 2020, but Disney is making quite a lot of changes to the Let’s run down all of the key differences we know of so far between the original Mulan and the So it sounds like he could be taking the place of Shan Yu in the same type of villainous role but as a
While the trailer incorporates the familiar melody of “Reflection,” which launched Christina Aguilera’s career, Mulan won’t be a musical. And going by the tone of the trailer, it won’t employ much of the animated film’s comedy either, given that Mushu, voiced by Eddie Murphy in the original, will also be absent. Instead Mulan will be a fantasy war epic. The names of a number of prominent characters have also been changed with love interest Li Shangas Chen Honghui (Yoson An) and villainous leader of the Huns, Shan Yu recast as Bori Khan (Jason Scott Lee). The film will also introduce a secondary villain, shapeshifting witch, Xian Lang ( ). All of these differences serve to create a sense that Mulan is something more than a remake, and perhaps geared at slightly older audience members, or at least those less interested in nostalgia.
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Andre "Black Nerd" Meadows Reaction to Mulan getting a live-action remake from Disney including doing a worldwide search for a Chinese actress to play the role of Mulan . Will Eddie Murphy return to voice Mushu? Could this actually be a good remake ?
New trailer for Disney 's Mulan remake brings in witches, phoenixes, and classic songs. Rick Jaffa (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Amanda Silver (Avatar 3), Elizabeth Martin (Boy Eats Girl: A Zombie Love Story), and Lauren Hynek (Between the Wish and the Thing) wrote the project's screenplay.
Mulan comes at a point when Hollywood is broadening, slowly, the look of their protagonists. While not an Asian-American story, the film comes at a time when Crazy Rich Asians (2018), and The Farewell (2019), have succeeded at box office, once again proving the point that many have always known, representation sells. Disney will expand this notion further with 2021 Marvel Studios’ film, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, starring Simu Liu. Disney is typically risk adverse, but a Mulan film that doesn’t rely on familiar characters, songs, or story beats, and instead hinges on the action prowess of its Chinese leads and cultural fantasy elements, is an admirably bold move. With luck, Mulan will become a breakout hit and give Disney further license to take chances with their remakes.
There will surely be some disappointment over the film straying from the animated film, and how the film will play overseas is anyone’s guess (The 1998 failed to become a hit in China). But Mulan looks to follow the path paved by Cinderella (2015), Pete’s Dragon (2016) and Christopher Robin (2018), and offer a vision that can stand on its own merits and filmmaking skills. While we’re far from the realm of an age of auteur Disney remakes, Mulan certainly looks like a step in the right direction, and its success could usher in a new era for Disney’s consideration of its animated classics just in time for a new decade of storytelling.
Bill Nye the Science Guy Headed to Trial Against Disney
A Los Angeles judge trims Nye's profits lawsuit, but will allow the TV star to pursue punitive damages.In Nye's fourth amended complaint, he estimates $28 million in damages from the way that Disney allegedly shortchanged him on profits from his 1990s television show. He's also seeking punitive damages arising from how Disney has "a long and consistent pattern of under-reporting revenue and improperly applying deductions.
Disney ’s upcoming live-action remake of Mulan will reportedly not be a musical like the original, but it doesn’ t need songs to succeed. The Walt Disney Company recently dropped the first trailer for their new take on Mulan over the weekend. New Zealand director Niki Caro of Whale Rider fame helms
Director Niki Caro told website Moviefone that there will no songs in her upcoming Disney live action remake of Mulan . The recent remakes of Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book had songs.
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Aladdin spin-off movie attracts criticism following Mena Massoud's snub claims .
Disney's planned Aladdin spin-off has received criticism from fans following claims from movie star Mena Massoud that he "hasn't had a single audition" since the movie was released. On Friday, The Hollywood Reporter shared the studio is developing a spin-off fronted by actor Billy Magnussen, who appeared alongside Massoud and Will Smith in the flick as a new character in the 2019 live-action adaptation, Prince Anders.