Disney Mulan Update: Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) has recently unveiled that the remake of Disney Mulan in 3D will be released in theaters on November 2, 2018.
Disney Mulan Casting
In its efforts to ramp up the production, the company has already launched a global casting for a Chinese actress to play the lead role. A film director is also yet to be enlisted.
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It was April last year when an online petition emerged, requesting Walt Disney to not cast a white female actress to play the lead in Disney Mulan. Currently, it already has more than 100,000 signatures.
“The character, story, and fans deserve the best retelling of the story Disney can produce, and although the film was only announced March 30th, this disturbing trend of whitewashing in big-budget movies can’t get a chance to take root in Mulan as well, and if any company can afford to ‘risk’ adapting a beloved story with a cast of POCs, it’s Disney,” emphasized the online petition.
Disney Mulan Production
Spearheading production team of Disney Mulan are screenwriters and film producers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, who are also currently working on the sequel of Avatar. The production team intends to come up with a more elaborate adaptation of the legend, seamlessly combining the Chinese ballad and the original animated film released in the late 1990s.
Ming-Na Wen, a Chinese Hollywood actress, voiced the original animated film while Lea Salonga, a world-renowned Filipino singing sensation, voiced all the singing of Mulan.
The upcoming film is based on the story of HuaMulan, a warrior’s daughter who disguised as a man in order to join the army in place of her father. Together with her dragon, Mushu, Mulan becomes a skilled warrior.
Disney Mulan will follow the anticipated success of Disney Beauty and the Beast, which will be out in theaters on March 17, with Emma Watson playing the role of Belle.
Walt Disney has concluded the previous trading session at $92.49.
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