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Published On: Mon, Oct 31st, 2016

Disney sets ‘Mulan’ live-action, 3D film for 2018

Disney is “fast tracking” a live-action 3D Mulan film on the fast track for November 2018, building upon their strategy of taking already branded and beloved animated films and giving them new life for the big screen.

Mulan is a strong, female protagonist, much like their box office hits Cinderella and Maleficent. The studio plans a worldwide casting search for the lead Chinese actress for the role.

Deadline noted that “The move is interesting, given the strength of the Chinese in the entertainment industry right now and the fact that the company just opened a major theme park in Shanghai so we expect a Mulan-themed adventure ride in the future there. Jackie Chan, the beloved Chinese actor, dubbed the animated musical Mulan for Disney in 1998 when the film was released in China.”

Disney reportedly picked up the spec script, written by Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin, last  year and the project has been on the fast track ever since as they brought aboard Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Jurassic World, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, and the upcoming Avatar sequel) to get it into shooting shape.

Jason Reed is currently attached to produce the new Mulan along with Chris Bender and Jake Weiner.

Here’s Disney’s official announcement:

MULAN (Live Action) is final title of previous UNTITLED DISNEY FAIRY TALE – previously announced 11/2/18 wide playdate is unchanged and will be in 3D

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