After releasing their live action film “Cinderella” which turned out to be a successful venture, Disney now is motivated to bring to the silver screen yet another live action movie titled “Mulan” that is based on the female Chinese warrior Hua Mulan who also was the main character in the studio’s 1998 animated feature.
According to Hollywood Reporter, the studio has bought a script written by Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek and Chris Bender along with J.C. Spink who produced “We’re the Millers” will be producing this movie under their production company Benderspink. It is also being reported that Jake Weiner will be one of the producers of the movie.
Talking about the 1998 animated film that was directed by Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook, “Mulan” told us the story of a young woman who disguised herself as a man so that she could join the army by taking her father’s place and go and fight in the war. Ultimately in doing so she turned out to be a seasoned warrior and went on to become the best in her country. She had her trusted friend and dragon who was her sidekick called Mushu always by her side. The movie went on to become a massive commercial success after it grossed $304 million and won a couple of nominations including the Golden Globes and the Academy award.
Since the studio’s live action features like “Cinderella” earning $336.2 million, “Alice in Wonderland” earning $1.02 billion and “Maleficent” doing a business of $758.4 million worldwide have been doing so well, they have also decided to go further with a couple of another live action movies like “The Jungle Book” and a sequel to “Alice in Wonderland” that will hit the theatres next year also joining them will be the adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast,” which will star Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in the lead. The movie will be hitting the screens in 2017.
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