Disney's Live-Adaptation of 'Mulan' casts Liu Yifei in Title Role
Disney's search for "Hua Mulan" is finally over and for once there is zero trace of a whitewashing controversy. — After a casting call that encompassed five continents and over 1,000 candidates, actress Liu Yifei (also known as Crystal Liu), nicknamed by her native fans as the "Fairy Sister" has been chosen to portray Disney's courageous self-titled protagonist who disregards both tradition and the law by disguising herself as a man to take her father's army conscription in fifth-century China.
Disney Live-Action 'Mulan' Adaptation Looking to Niki Caro to Direct
Niki Caro is in talks to take the helm on Disney's live-action adaptation of Mulan, Variety confirms. The script is being written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Jurassic World, Avatar), based off the blue print that was a spec by Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin.
Ang Lee Turns Down Directing Offer for 'Mulan' Remake
Disney's Mulan live-action remake is set for 2018, and the studio is seeking out an Asian filmmaker to lead the ship. There first attempt has fallen through though, as Ang Lee has turned down the opportunity.
Disney's Live-Action Remake of 'Mulan' Sets 2018 Release Date
Disney is working on a live-action remake of its animated film of the same name, as is the company's habit presently, and it's now set to roll out into theaters November 2, 2018.