We're in the final lap for the release of the only Disney live-action remake we're getting this year. Unlike last year when we got three live-action remakes this year, Disney only has Mulan which features this biggest budget of all of the remakes so far. At $200 million before marketing this is a movie that is going to have to make $300 million to break even. Disney has kicked up the marketing in the final push and with that comes another new TV spot. The orchestral version of Reflection is here which means that this writer got some dirt in her eye while also comparing the grace asked of Mulan as a wife to the grace she will need as a warrior.
Tickets for Mulan went on sale yesterday along with a bunch of new posters and another TV spot. We should expect Disney to do plenty of marketing between now and the end of next month when the movie finally gets released.
When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father
Mulan, directed by Niki Caro, stars Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen, Jet Li, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Yoson An, Xana Tang, Jason Scott Lee, and Ron Yuan. It will be released on March 27th, 2020.