First Teaser Trailer for Disney's Live-Action 'Mulan' Starring Liu Yifei
by Alex Billington
July 7, 2019
"Quiet… Composed… Graceful… Disciplined… These are the qualities we see in Mulan." Disney has unveiled the first official teaser trailer for the next live-action update of one of their animated classics - Mulan. This new live-action Mulan is directed by Niki Caro (Whale Rider, McFarland USA, and The Zookeeper's Wife) and stars Liu Yifei as the legendary Hua Mulan. This is based on the 1998 animated movie, and is about a young Chinese maiden who disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father. It's set in China during the Han dynasty, and she takes her father's place to fight off a Hun invasion. The cast includes Jet Li, Donnie Yen, Yoson An, Gong Li, Jason Scott Lee, Tzi Ma, Ron Yuan, Jimmy Wong, Rosalind Chao, and Utkarsh Ambudkar. This is an exciting teaser, with a nice slice of action to whet our appetites for more. Looks even better than I was expecting - maybe it will turn out quite good. "It is my duty to fight."
Here's the first teaser trailer (+ poster) for Niki Caro's new Mulan movie, direct from Disney's YouTube:
Mulan is the epic adventure of a fearless young woman who masquerades as a man in order to fight Northern Invaders attacking China. The eldest daughter of an honoured warrior, Hua Mulan (Liu Yifei) is spirited, determined and quick on her feet. When the Emperor issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army, she steps in to take the place of her ailing father as Hua Jun, becoming one of China’s greatest warriors ever. Mulan is directed by New Zealand filmmaker Niki Caro, director of the films Memory & Desire, Whale Rider, North Country, A Heavenly Vintage, McFarland USA, and The Zookeeper's Wife previously. The screenplay is co-written by Lauren Hynek, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, and Elizabeth Martin; inspired by the original 1998 animated movie. Based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan. Disney will release Caro's Mulan in theaters starting March 27th, 2020 early next year. First impression?
Pretty impressive actually
Jon Odishaw on Jul 7, 2019
shiboleth on Jul 7, 2019
Heck, why not? A bad ass young gal. This whole trailer reminded me a bit of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon or whatever that title actually was. I found myself amused by her sword stuff in that last shot in the trailer. Again, why not?
thespiritbo on Jul 7, 2019
"I'll make a maaaaaaaaaaan out of Liuuuuuuuuuuuuu!" The Disney sequel/remake machine churns out another one and until people stop going, they'll keep them coming. I'd rather just go watch Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon again. I will say the production and casting seems to be spot on. But what I wouldn't give for some ORIGINAL content/ideas....
THE_RAW_ on Jul 8, 2019
I'm getting sick of the sideways, spinning air attack in every film where a sword is involved; as Rey did in the Rise of Skywalker teaser, and also Alita, which I watched a few days ago.
Cam Colt on Jul 8, 2019
Can't wait to see Mushu. Who's doing the voice for him?
Lewis on Jul 9, 2019
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