One More Short New Trailer for Disney's 'Mulan' Movie with Liu Yifei
by Alex Billington
January 27, 2020
"Ancestors, please protect her…" Disney has debuted another new TV trailer, only 60 seconds long, for their live-action Mulan movie opening at the end of March in theaters everywhere. This latest preview plays like a cut down version of the most recent full-length trailer, with just a few extra shots throw in. This live-action update of Mulan is directed by Niki Caro (Whale Rider, McFarland USA, and The Zookeeper's Wife) and stars Liu Yifei as the legendary Hua Mulan. It's adapted directly from the original 1998 animated movie, about a young Chinese maiden who disguises herself as a male warrior in order to fight and save her father. Set in China during the Han dynasty, she takes her father's place to fight off an incoming 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 continues to look better than everyone expected.
Here's the short "True" TV trailer (+ two character posters) for Niki Caro's Mulan, from Disney's YouTube:
You can still view the teaser trailer for Niki Caro's Mulan movie here, or the full-length official trailer here.
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 open Caro's Mulan in theaters starting March 27th, 2020 in a few more months. Excited yet?
Nothing special about it, but still, strong cast ...
shiboleth on Jan 27, 2020
I miss when trailers were always about this length. Succinct is always best. Great trailer.
Mark on Jan 27, 2020
Women rule! About time, too. I remember writing a script in 1984 about a female bounty hunter. Studios and producers loved it, but wanted to change the main character from a female to a male...lol...it was stupid because the whole film was centered around her being a woman...and not a man. I refused, never sold it and so be it...lol...ahead of my time I reckon...but it really was just another straw on the proverbial camel's back leading to me becoming fed up with Hollywood and studio executives and just the whole lot of them and stopped having anything to do with the whole debacle...and have never looked back. Love films. Have a hard time with most of the folks making them...or financing them.
thespiritbo on Jan 27, 2020
Movie was created for the Chinese market, Disney makes billions of $$$ from China - far more than they make from film projects sold in America. Few Americans even bother to watch movies in a theater, everything is streamed. Without watching the entire movie, I would be surprised if there was any nudity in this movie. Instead China wishes to promote 'duty, honor, commitment' . This movie should fit the bill nicely.
Ceualiok on Jan 27, 2020
Not convinced on the fighting style that appears to be in the film in the first action shot in the trailer. Martial Arts is a beautiful and brutal form without being made into video game genre action.
Lewis on Jan 28, 2020
So Donnie Yen will be the love interest. That's an age gap! Also seems like the Mongolian baddie has become a woman. I actually dig that she looks cool.
DAVIDPD on Jan 29, 2020
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